Ronald Eugene Hanson, 79, of Colfax, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services were Monday, Nov. 6 at the Jasper County Church of Christ in Newton. Memorials may be designated to the family.
The son of Lester and Mildred (Block) Hanson, Ronald was born June 24, 1938, in Des Moines. He attended Southeast Polk High School. Ronald served in the United States Air Force. On Oct. 31, 1958, he was united in marriage to Helen Ellerbe. Ronald retired from Maytag in Newton.
Those left to honor his memory include his children, Laura Hanson, Gene (Wendy) Hanson, Mary Terry, David Hanson and Brian (Carly) Hanson; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Marilyn (Frank) Bell, Donna Jerjerson, Debbie Label and John Hanson; and brother-in-law, Alfredo Jibaia. Preceding Ronald in death were his parents; wife, Helen, in 1993; and a sister, Judy Jibaia.