Service


Date:

June 8, 2019

Start Time:

10:30 AM

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines, IA

Visitation


Date:

June 8, 2019

Start Time:

9:00-10:30 AM

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Rd. Des Moines, IA

David John Hanson

David was born on July 3, 1953 to Myron and Eleanor (Olander) Hanson. He joined older siblings Robert and Mary to make a family of 5.

David graduated from United Community Schools in 1971 and attended Iowa State University to earn a degree in Economics and Political Science. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He worked at American Family Insurance and eventually retired from GuideOne Insurance as a large loss claims manager.

David married Rosella Pearson on January 18, 1986, and their family grew with the addition of Kaitlyn Larae on November 26, 1989 and Kyle Scott on July 28, 1995.

Dave enjoyed golf, fishing and all things related to Iowa State Athletics. He loved attending Iowa State football and both men’s and women’s basketball games. He liked to travel and enjoyed many family vacations. He and Rosella enjoyed real estate renovation and remodeled several houses throughout their marriage.

Dave passed away on June 5, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital after a short illness complicated by the progressive Fabry Disease which had been a life long condition.

He is survived by his wife, Rosella, daughter Kaitlyn and son Kyle as well as a sister, Mary Knight. He was preceded in death by his parents Myron and Eleanor Hanson and his brother Bob Hanson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Fabry Disease Foundation.

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