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Rollie E. Hanson

March 19, 1938 — April 5, 2017

Rollie E. Hanson, age 79, of Rural Gilson, Illinois died at 10:38 A.M. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home in rural Gilson, Illinois. Rollie was born on March 19, 1938 in Knox County, Illinois the son of Lyle and Elouise Potter Hanson. He attended and graduated from Knoxville High School. He married Cherry C. Buck on March 15, 1974 in Knoxville, Illinois. She preceded him in death on April 17, 2016. Surviving is a daughter: Becky (Doug) McBride of Rural Gilson, Illinois; one son and one step-daughter; ten grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; one brother, Dick (Sandy) Hanson of Phoenix and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one daughter, Penny Johnson. He started working as a Police Officer for the City of Knoxville, before working for Gates Rubber Company in 1962. He retired in 2000 from the Maintenance Department. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Illinois, the former Knoxville Jaycees, and served in the United States National Guard. He lived a peaceful and quiet life, he loved his wife, Cherry, being with family and enjoying a drink with his friends. He enjoyed doing welding and carpentry projects in his workshop for family and friends. As per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and there will be no services. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guardian Angels. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois is assisting the family. Online condolences can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rollie E. Hanson please visit our Sympathy Store.
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