HOULTON - Robert W. Hanson, 68, passed away April 15, 2016 at a local hospital from complications due to respiratory failure. He was born June 24, 1947 in Houlton, the son of Robert C. and Florence (Boulier) Hanson.
Bob graduated from Houlton High School, Class of '65 and NMVTI in '67. He was life member and past exalted ruler of the Houlton Lodge of Elks and a member of the Houlton Community Golf Course. Bob was employed by Petroleum Products, McGuillicuddy Oil, founder of Home Comfort Co., and manager of Maine Potato Growers. He then joined his father (Bob the painter) and together they started Hanson & Hanson, Inc. doing small construction and painting jobs. Bob coached Little League and was an avid outdoorsman enjoying camp with all his friends and family. He had his PHD (Potato House Degree) in the game of Bridge that he enjoyed with his Dad, best friends Bob, Frank, Donald and Russell. Bob will be remembered for his joke telling and will be missed by many.
Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nedra (Savage) Hanson of Houlton; two children, Jody Wellington and her husband Robert of New Limerick, Wade Hanson and his wife Carol of Houlton; four grandchildren, Ryan Wellington of New Limerick, Emily Hanson of Bangor, Erin Wellington of Wooster, OH, Allix Hanson of Houlton; two brothers, Steve Hanson of Valley Spring, CA, and David Hanson and his wife Tania of Las Vegas, NV; his niece, Heidi Michaels; his nephew, Luke Hanson; many cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his parents.
Friends may call Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Dunn Funeral Home. Funeral service with an Elks Memorial will be held 1:00PM Thursday, April 21, 2016 with Rev. Wayne Robertson officiating. Gifts may be made in Bob's memory by turning off your kid's electronics and taking them fishing or payable to the Cary Library and Juvenile Diabetes Assoc. c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com