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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Russell M. Hanson

Monday, November 5, 2007

Russell M. Hanson, 91, Beech Grove, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007.

He was born Oct. 22, 1916 in Indianapolis to the late William and Ival Hanson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during World War II I as a Half Track Commander for the 11th Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge and was later awarded a Purple Heart. He retired from Moor Feed Corp. in 1985. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, Disabled American Veterans, Knights of Columbus #3660, VFW #5626, and Moose Lodge #17.

He is survived by his children, Beverly Hanson, Paul and wife, Sara Hanson, and Steve and wife, Kim Hanson; companion, Mary R. Fisher; sister, Lorena Moore; grandchildren, Paul Hanson, Frank Forbes, Marcia Hanson, Melanie and husband Joe Boosey, Jessica and husband Todd Vansickle, Emily and husband, Jeremy Helm; twins Jeremiah and Zachary Hanson; and great-grandchildren, Maddy, Caleb, Olivia, and twins Levi and Liam.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Hanson, and second wife, Virginia Hanson.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel.

A Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.