Richard A. Hanson, 73, of Victor passed away on November 3, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was born on November 27, 1942 to the late Emil and Bernita (Kloke) Hanson in Waukon, Iowa where he spent most of his life. Richard is also predeceased by brothers in law; Eddy Knuppe and Gordon Macauley and sister in law Sylvia Macauley along with several aunts and uncles.
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 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; sister Elaine Knuppe and brother Jim Hanson both of Waukon; step sons Timothy (Susan) Meister of Attica and Jeffrey (Amy) Meister of Williamsburg, VA; 3 grandsons Chad (Sharon), Brandon and Ryan Meister; brother in law Paul Macauley of Henrietta along with several nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia Ontario Cottage unit and the UMMC Emergency Room and 2nd floor for all of the wonderful care they provided for Richard and TJ Woodward and Matt Meyer of Gilmartin Funeral Home for their compassion.
Funeral Services will be held in Waukon, IA at St. John’s Lutheran Church in the spring with full Military Honors.
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 please call 585-591-1212 or visit our website www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements competed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.