Gerhardt “Gary” Neville Hanson

Gerhardt “Gary” Neville Hanson, age 70, of Durand, WI, formerly of Dixon, MT, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at his home. He had just proudly finished chemo and radiation after a diagnosis of lung cancer and was cleared on Monday, January 6th. He passed away from a stroke. He was born June 6, 1949 in Mondovi, WI; son of Clarence and Myrtle (Klevgard) Hanson.
He graduated from Gilmanton High School. Following high school he joined the United States Navy. After his service, he went to nursing school.
He married Iva Lindquist. Gary was a truck driver and traveled all over the United States with his wife, Iva by his side. She died July 21, 2012.
Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching football, playing computer games and spending time with his family. He also had a love for the mountains, drinking coffee and visiting with people.
He is survived by his children, Shawn (Patricia) Hanson of Missoula, MT, Amy Symington (Dan Bauer) of Rock Falls, WI, Chad (Maria) Hanson of Durand, WI and Jessica (Pete) Prissel of Durand, WI; grandchildren, Raven, Terrance, Allisha, Amanda, Kelly, Tobee (Ally), Ethan, Keyguhn, Kloeigh, Jurneigh, Danyelle, Josh, Kaycee and Ellie; great-grandson, Trysen; brother, Keith Hanson; many other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Iva; granddaughter, Ashley Symington and several brothers and sisters.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 1st, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Riverside Grill 318 W. Main St. Durand, WI.
Goodrich Funeral Home in Durand, WI is assisting the family. To express on-line condolences, visit obituaries at


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