Stoughton- Richard T. Hanson, age 95, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 at his home. He was born in the Town of Pleasant Springs on December 10, 1922 the son of George and Ella Hanson. Richard graduated from Stoughton High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed in the Philippines. On July 22, 1950 Richard married Charlotte Staff in Cambridge. Together they farmed in Deerfield for over 40 years. In addition to farming Richard worked for Badger Petroleum and Madison Metropolitan Sewer Dept. He was a devoted life member of West Koshkonong Lutheran Church. Richard is survived by two sons, Mark (Ruth) and Tom (Roxanne); four grandsons, Jason (Carmen), Dan, Peter (Theresa) and Andrew (Abbie); four great grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey, Emily and Sam; extended family members; and exchange student Jeremy Francioli. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charlotte; granddaughter, Leanne; and two sisters, Edna Roum and Theresa Eng. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at West Koshkonong Lutheran Church, 1911 Koshkonong Road, Stoughton, with Rev. Richard Dowling officiating. Burial will follow in West Koshkonong Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, following the burial, in the church fellowship hall. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of services Saturday at church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to West Koshkonong Cemetery Association. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jenny and Rusty. Without Jenny's loving care Richard would not have been able to stay at home. Please share your memories of Richard at: www.CressFuneralService.com.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
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Mark, Ruth,Tom and Roxie,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Mom & Dad were very special people. It was a privilege
to be included in their friendship. I have great memories of our trip to Washington, D.C.,Germany, and the office of AAL. Hope good memories will help ease your sorrow at this difficult time. Carol Johnson
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