Hanson, Bradley W., Bay City, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Covenant HealthCare-Cooper Campus. Age 72 years. The son of the late Waldemar and Ila (Welch) Hanson, Brad was born on October 3, 1941 in Saginaw, Michigan. We have lost a hard- working, intelligent, loving and good man. Brad was known for his quick wit, booming voice and generous nature. Brad married Eleanor R. Gushen on March 30, 1963. She survives him. He was a Pattern Maker for Grey Iron Foundry and Malleable Iron retiring after 47 Ĺ years of service. Brad proudly served in the U.S. Army in Africa as a Cryptologist. Among his passions were playing euchre and poker, playing golf, helping others, enjoying family and friends. He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 51 years, Eleanor (Ele) Hanson, a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Tom Kania; a son, Tim Hanson and his girlfriend, Cheryl Hilbrandt; a granddaughter, Jaquelynn Hanson; two brothers, Michael (Patricia) Hanson, Freeland; Rev. Dr. Alan (Judy) Hanson, Ohio; a sister, Birdie (Neil) Sisco, Freeland; a special sister-in-law, Hazel Moore; many loved nieces, nephews and friends. Honoring Mr. Hansonís wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Bradís brother, Rev. Dr. Alan Hanson will officiate. Military Honors will be rendered by V.F. W. Post #1859 and the family will be assisted by the Michigan Patriot Guard. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Hidden Harvest or the Saginaw City Rescue Mission. Brad would like to remind you to replace your worn and tattered American Flags. All of us that knew Brad are sure he will be long remembered as a character and friend. www.snowfuneralhome.net