Donald M. Hanson


Donald M. Hanson, 73, of De Pere, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Saturday, February 22, 2020.

He was born May 18, 1946, in Whitehall, to the late Harold and Doris (Anderson) Hanson. Don served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam for two years. He later joined the 432nd Army Reserve and was deployed to Desert Storm for six months.

In 1977, he married Fran Bauer at Upper Pigeon Lutheran Church in Northfield. Don was employed as a Federal Meat Inspector for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, fly tying, tinkering, carpentry and fixing things. He enjoyed attending the 4th Division Vietnam Vet Reunions in Branson, MO., and made several long standing friendships.

Don is survived by his wife, Fran; sons: Chris (Tesa) and Matthew; daughter, Candi; grandchildren: Trace, Rachel, Braydon, Gabi, Lilli, Dalton and Miranda; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Casper.

Visitation was held at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Ave., Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and continued on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth Street, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Patrick Beno officiated. Burial was at Fort Howard Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be expressed on his tribute page at In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Don’s name.

The family would like to thank the staff at Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion given to Don and his family.

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