Carol A. Hanson

Carol A. Hanson

 

Carol Ann Hanson, 67, of Apple River, IL passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public services. Cremation rites will be accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. She was born on January 4, 1950 in Mason City, IA the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Hickox) Evans. Carol graduated from Mason City High School and later attended Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL. She was united in marriage to Bradly Craig Hanson on July 5, 1980 in Dakota, IL and he survives. Carol worked for Pioneer Life Insurance for twenty years as second Vice President of accounts receivable and retired in 2011 from Rock Valley College after ten years serving as the manager of accounts receivable. She enjoyed playing pinochle, attending her card club in Burlington, IA and was an avid reader. Carol loved her grandchildren and cherished the times she would take them to the movies. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed. She is survived by her husband Bradly Craig Hanson of Apple River, her three children, Penny (fiancé’ Kevin) of Anamosa, IA, Brad of Burlington and Paul (Amanda) of Warren, IL, ten grandchildren, Cody, Nick, Emily, Sam, Devin, Jaedon, Mackenzie, Alexis, Taylor and Ryan, three great-grandchildren, Abel, Cameron and Alexianna, one brother, Kenneth Nalan of Alaska, two sisters, Debra Lane of Illinois and Janeen (Curt) Johnson of Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a nephew, Jesse Lane. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Great River Cancer Center of West Burlington, Ferguson Cancer Center, Freeport and FHN Hospice of Freeport.  Your care and compassion during this difficult time will never be forgotten.

 

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