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Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Wednesday December 1, 1999

OBITUARY ~ MAURICE HENNING HANSON

Maurice Henning Hanson, son of Henning and Lillian Christell Hanson, was born August 26, 1911 near Stanton, Iowa. He passed away suddenly on November 8, 1999 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Maurice was raised near New Market and in 1936, he married Arlene Hankins and to this union two children, Sandra and Randall were born. In 1936 Maurice moved to his present farm east of Clearfield. In 1962 Maurice married Velma Leonard Lind.

Maurice was proud to be a farmer and a livestock producer. He kept active in the interests of the farm and his community. He enjoyed playing cards, loved to fish and enjoyed the 17 winters that he and Velma spent in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Maurice was proud of and loved his grandchildren.

Maurice was a member of the United Methodist Church, past Master and 50 year member of Noble Lodge #458 A.F. & A.M.; 50 year member of Cornelia Chapter #524 Order of Eastern Star, being a Past Patron in 1974 when Maria was Worthy Matron; Scottish Rize; Za-Ga-Zig Shrine; Charter member of the Clearfield Lions Club; he had past involvement with Grant Township as a clerk and trustee; Ringgold County Board of Supervisors; Ringgold County Fair Board; Board of Directors with State Savings Bank; past president of Clearfield Phone Company and a former 4-H leader.

Maurice was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers-in-law, Donovan Leonard, Marvin Orme and Paul Brummett.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Velma; children Dr. Randall Hanson and wife Carol of Waukee, Sandra K. Whitmore and husband Don of Conroe, Texas, Kay Thomson and husband Dr. John of Starkville, Miss, and Maria Bickel and husband Dale of Clearfield; 9 grandchildren, Brent Whitmore and wife Teresa of Frisco, Texas, Jeffrey Whitmore of New York City, Matthew Hanson and wife Laura M. and Gregory Hanson and wife Amy of Iowa City, Dr. Daniel Thomson and wife Cindy of Ames, David Thomson of Council Bluffs, Vincent Bickel and wife Mary of Gordon, Neb., Brenda Willis and husband Craig of Benton, Iowa and Brian Bickel and wife Robyn of Clearfield; and 7 great grandchildren, Eva M. Hanson, Trevor and Austin Whitmore, Hagan Willis, Kelly Kaitlyn and Tori Thomson, brothers Lorence Hanson and wife Maxine of New Market, and Dale Hanson and wife Mary Etta of Clarinda, sisters Dorothy Brummett and Arlene Orme of Shenandoah, and a sister-in-law Rose Mary Leonard of Clearfield.

Services were held Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield with the Rev. Alan Rusk officiating. Music was provided by Patty Parrish and Cindy Selim.

Casketbearers were grandsons Brent Whitmore, Matthew Hanson, Dr. Daniel Thomson, Vincent Bickel, Jeffrey Whitmore, Gregory Hanson, David Thomson, Brian Bickel and Craig Willis.

Honorary pallbearers were Glen Larsen, Marvin Boyer, Wayne Wilson, J.B. Routh, Vernon Straight, Darwin Sollars, Joe Stevenson, and Dr. Vale Thomson.

Masonic rites were by Noble Lodge #458 A.F. & A.M. Interment was in the Clearfield Cemetery at Clearfield, Iowa.

Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014

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