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Dell Hanson
August 1, 1929 - May 16, 2018


Dell Warren Hanson, 88, of Oelwein passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 on Friday May 18, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral home in Oelwein. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Saturday May 19, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post 9 of Oelwein. A memorial fund has been established by the family.

Dell was born on August 1, 1929 in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Oran and Lilly (Lewis) Hanson. He grew up in Oelwein, attended school at Oelwein High School then joined the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1951. He was united in marriage to Elsie Banes on June 11, 1951 in Oelwein, Iowa. Dell worked forty years on the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He spent thirteen of those years in Eagle Grove than settled down in Oelwein. Dell enjoyed fishing, hunting, music and dancing, coaching kids football, his dog “Charlie” , telling jokes and just being around people, but his greatest enjoyment was his family.  He was a man with a firm handshake and a great hug.  Dell touched a lot of lives and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie, his children, Toni (Gary) Angle of Oelwein, Anita Ralston of Oelwein, Dell Hanson Of Oelwein and Amy (Jeff) Nehl of West Union; eight grandchildren, Shelly (Jeremy) Houge, Casey (Chad) Kohagen, Cody (Kylie) Angle, Steve M. Ralston, Jennifer (John) McDowell, Page (Brian) Benge, Jorden Nehl and Sam Nehl; sixteen great grandchildren, Jaida, Garrison, Creighton, Scout, Addy, Laney, Ryker, Bayah, Bryer, Bracy, Steven C., Etel, Kross, Kate, Kendra and Ireland.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Deloris (infancy); a son-in-law, Steven P. Ralston and a daughter-in-law, Connie Hanson. 


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Robin and Bill Rosenstiel on June 26, 2018 at 8:22 AM said:

Toni,Anita and to all the Hanson Family,sending our deepest sympathy in the passing of your Dad.
AM on May 27, 2018 at 7:25 PM said:

My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the promise of Revelation 21:4 of a time when death will be no more and loved ones will be reunited.
Deb Paul on May 20, 2018 at 7:16 AM said:

Toni, Anita, and rest of the family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Treasure the memories that you have, they will help you get through the bad days. Sympathies to you.
Deb Paul on May 20, 2018 at 7:15 AM said:

Toni, Anita, and rest of the family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Treasure the memories that you have, they will help you get through the bad days. Sympathies to you.
Sheryl Gosse on May 18, 2018 at 7:31 PM said:

Elsie, Toni, Anita and rest of family: Cherish the memories you hear from all family and friends today at the visit and service. Your family/friends are hear for you. Good family values I heard from many, be close always. Your husband, dad, grandpa and friend lived a good life. It was nice visiting with you all tonight. Keep in touch.
Susie Fairchild on May 18, 2018 at 11:39 AM said:

Del was a great fellow and I am so sorry for the loss of your family.
Jim Tafolla on May 17, 2018 at 6:08 AM said:

I will never forget living on the West Side with Dell and the fact that he gave me my first pair of football shoes.
Lyle and Nancy Miller on May 17, 2018 at 5:18 AM said:

Sincere condolences. Our prayers are with you.
THE KENNETH DOPP FAMILIES on May 17, 2018 at 4:17 AM said:

Pam Williams Bell on May 16, 2018 at 11:15 PM said:

I'm so sorry to hear this,Dell was a great guy.

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