Melvin R. Hanson

Melvin R. Hanson

Melvin R. Hanson

Melvin R. Hanson, age 82, of Big Flats, WI passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at his home.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Big Flats Town Hall, 1104 County Road C, Arkdale, WI 54613.

Melvin was born February 12, 1939, in Hancock, Wisconsin to Lloyd and Myrtle (Ostrander) Hanson. Melvin attended Adams-Friendship High School, and then married his wife of 60 years Delores Marie Streeter on February 11, 1961, in Nekoosa, WI. They were blessed with four daughters: Debra (Phil) Kinney, Terry (Pete) Hams, Kathy (Dave) Keach, and Tammy (Chad) Hanson-Schenk. Melvin worked at Preway Inc. in WI Rapids until its closure, then he worked at Nelson Muffler Wautoma until his retirement.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Lloyd Jr., sister-in-law Carol Hanson, sister-in-law Doris Hanson, and infant grandson Jason Baggs.

Survivors include his wife, his four daughters, brothers: Merl Hanson, Floyd (Marsha) Hanson; grandchildren: Jenny (Jeff) Baggs, Jaime Baggs, Jodi (Jake) Linzmeier, Randy (Sarah) Malthe, Ashley Straight, Nick (Sharla) Rogers, Eric (Ashley) Fuller, and Cody Ferkey; many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Brian & Ann Zemke says:

    So very sorry for your loss, Melvin sure will be missed.

  2. Dennis Bubla says:

    The Hanson and Steeter families have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers as we all grieve the passing of Uncle Melvin, my uncle, the husband of my dearest Aunt Deloras, their children; my most awesome cousins, Deb, Terry, Kathy, and Tammy and their families. My deepest condolences on the loss of the most humble, decent and giving uncle. Words could never do justice to the kind of person Uncle Melvin was to us as a family. After the passing of my own father I viewed Uncle Melvin as a fatherly mentor and he was like that to his nephews. He gave freely of his own time at his expense. We will never let the memory of Uncle Melvin fade. May our beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort during this unhappy season. Please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss.

  3. Kevin & Dawn Fuller says:

    Our sincere condolence. Always enjoyed hanging out with Melvin.

  4. Barb and Chris says:

    So sorry to hear about uncle Melvin sending prayers to you and your family. Love you guys ❤

  5. Betty says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

  6. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our hearts are saddened at the passing of Melvin. May your memories sustain you during this sad time. RIP Melvin. You will be missed.

  7. Sam/Marilyn Baggs says:

    Melvin Hanson Family,
    So sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. We know he will be missed. Hold all those memories close to your heart and soul.
    Blessings to all of you.

  8. Aletta & Bob Grabarski says:

    Dave & Kathy, Our condolences in the loss of both of your dads, within a few days of each other yet. Good luck to both of you during this trying time. Hoping they both can rest in peace.

  9. Cindy Babcock says:

    Sorry for your loss, May God be with you in this difficult time.

  10. Pat Holm Jodarski says:

    Sincere sympathy and prayers to family and friends did not know Melvin but know the heart ache you are all feel. Prayers Kathy and Dave who both share a double grief of parent.

  11. Terry and Sue Fairfield says:

    So sorry for your loss to the Hanson family and Delores and her girls.
    Mel will be missed by many.

  12. Henry Kuhle says:

    Delores I am so sorry for the lost of your loving husband of 60 years it seems like yesterday I was honored to be in yours and his wedding I know its going to be hard for you and all of us. He was a great uncle husband father grandpa friend I’m going to miss him so much he and you and the kids will always my thoughts and prayers. Delores just take your time it not going to be easy. But prying it gets better for you and the kids. Love you guys try to take care. If you ever need advice don’t be afraid to ask don’t forget I STill LOVE YOU AND THE KIDS

  13. Julie Zirk says:

    So sorry for your loss Terry. It’s really hard to lose our daddys. Take care and treasure the memories.

  14. Judy Alderman says:

    So very sorry for your family’s loss

  15. George & Shirley Wagner says:

    Sorry for your loss he was a great man always had a smile and a joke to tell. He will surely be missed

  16. Rosemary K Meade says:

    Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  17. George Tracy Ferge says:

    Sorry for your loss prayers thought and hugs to the family and friends

  18. Dawn & Daniel Meligan says:

    Sorry for your loss. Sending so many prayers and hugs to you guys

  19. Me & Mrs Robert C Kuhle ( Corn Cob ) says:

    Sorry for the loss and we are sending prayers to u and the families. We will always keep the memories of Uncle Melvin being so happy with the everyone that associated with him and the family

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