In Memory of

Robert 'Bob' Hanson

December 23, 1948 - January 15, 2015
Robert 'Bob' John Hanson, was born in Cherokee, IA, on December 23, 1948, to Kenneth and Mary (Delperdang) Hanson. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where he attended the local schools. On September 27, 1969, he was united in marriage to Rosella 'Rosie' Smith. They were blessed with one child, a daughter, Christine. Bob worked at Wilson Foods in Cherokee for many years. Upon retiring from Wilson's, he and his brother-in-law, Kenneth Smith, started their own business, Bob & Ken's Repair, in Cherokee. They were busy for several years, keeping the vehicles in the area in tip-top condition, before Bob was forced to retire, due to health issues. He then began volunteering his time at the school in Primghar, IA, where Rose worked. He loved being around the kids and helping with their activities, often dressing as Santa. He spoke with them on the dangers of smoking. Upon Rose's retirement from the Primghar School, the couple became campground hosts at Dog Creek Camp Ground near Sutherland, IA. It was there that Bob was his happiest. He was a social butterfly. The man never met a stranger. He was definitely given the gift of gab, as visiting was what he loved to do best. Following a lengthy struggle with his health, Bob passed away peacefully on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. He was 66. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Hanson, his mother-in-law, Hildegard Smith, and two brothers-in-law, James Smith and Manfred 'Fred' Smith, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Rose, of Cherokee; their daughter, Christine and Jeff Nelson of Cleghorn, IA, two grandsons, David Stinson of Cherokee, and Justin Stinson of Salem, IL; a step-grandson, Dallas Nelson, and step-granddaughter, Jaci Nelson, both of Laurens, IA; two brothers, Ray and Margaret Hanson of Marcus, IA, and Mike and June Hanson of Cherokee; three sisters, Anne and Ray Newman of Sioux City, IA, Mary Lou and Al Carlson of Cherokee, and Sharon and Joel Grauer of Silver City, IA; his father-in-law, Manfred Smith, Sr. of Cherokee; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Honorary Bearers David Stinson Justin Stinson Jeff Nelson Dallas Nelson Jaci Nelson Jason Smith
One hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


Friday, January 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Sad to see Bob go as he was always fun to be around, I worked with him at Wilson's and each day with him was an adventure.”
- Carl Grover
Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing.”
- Jerry Menke
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“I am very sad to hear about the passing of Bob, I always enjoying visiting with him.”
- Andrew P Wurth
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“ I am so sorry to hear about Bob I would have been there today but never new anything about it I have been home since my surgery. Anyway Bob was a good friend to me we just talked in the hall way after my surgery on the 8th at crmc all ways enjoyed chatting with him no matter where we met like the casino lol if u need something just ask”
- Brian Decker
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My heartfelt prayers are with you all. He was always such a friendly guy. My daughter (Ashlee Arndt) always had fun stories to share about her time visiting with Bob while at her Grandparents. (Ken & Barb Arndt) May God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.”
- Michelle Lindemann
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.”
- Mary Morris
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great friendly person.”
- Connie M Stanwick
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Bob, our sincere sympathy to your family.”
- Gayle and Mary Scott
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Oh how sad. He was such a neat man and he loved everyone. Not long ago I visited with him at the grocery store and I was introduced to he and Rose's dog. He loved people and visiting. He will be greatly missed. Prayers go out to his family for their loss.”
- Patsy and Jerome
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“My condolences to the family of Robert Hanson. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I pray that God will give you the strength to get through this whether it be a day, a month, or the coming years. God Bless you all. Sending prayers to you all! Sharon (Newman) Harris”
- Sharon K Harris
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“So very sorry to see that Bob has passed away. He was a good neighbor and willing to help us when we were building the A-frame next to your home! Our sympathy to you and your family! Mark and Debbie Courtright”
- Debbie Courtright
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“You will be greatly loved and missed Uncle Bob. Heaven has gained another angel today. I love you.”
- Lissa Allmon
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Favorite memory of Bob will be of him and Rosie taking me in and making me breakfast after I locked myself out of my camper at Dog Creek. He will be missed.”
- Rod and Kate Fitzgerald
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