Richard Hanson

Richard A. Hanson, 73, of Victor, NY passed away November 3, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY. Funeral Services will be held in Waukon at St. John’s Lutheran Church in the spring with full Military Honors.

Richard was born November 27, 1942 to the late Emil and Bernita (Kloke) Hanson in Waukon, where he spent most of his life. Richard served in the United States Army from 1964-1967, and after his father passed suddenly, he took over and worked for the family dairy farm. He loved his old Farmall tractor, his International combine and his John Deere tractors. Richard did custom work for other farmers and was always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He was a lover of animals, especially his bull, “Bully”. The bull would follow him everywhere he went. Richard was also a proud member of the Farm Bureau in Waukon. He was a sweet man and his smile will be truly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife, Vera (Macauley) Hanson of Batavia, NY; his sister, Elaine Knuppe, and brother, Jim Hanson, both of Waukon; his step-sons, Timothy (Susan) Meister of Attica, NY and Jeffrey (Amy) Meister of Williamsburg, VA; three grandsons, Chad (Sharon), Brandon and Ryan Meister; a brother-in-law, Paul Macauley of Henrietta; an aunt, Dorothy Klocke of Waukon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Richard was predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Eddy Knuppe and Gordon Macauley; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Macauley; and several aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veterans Outreach Center, 447 South Ave. Rochester, NY 14620. For questions or to leave a message of condolence call 585-591-1212 or visit Arrangements were completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC in Attica, NY.