Wilbert ‘Will’ Hanson

Wilbert ‘Will’ Hanson

Wilbert V. Hanson, 78 of Arbor Vitae died Monday July 16 , after a long illness. Will was born in 1934 in Boaz to Vernie and Julia (Jacobson) Hanson. He graduated from Richland Center High School and attended UW-Platteville. In 1956 Will joined the Navy and served most of his tour in Japan. After the service Will worked for IBM retiring in 1993. Will married Leah K. (Barry) on August 15, 1964 at Five Points Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife Leah of Arbor Vitae, two children: Karla D. Petges (Scott) of Juneau, Christopher S. Hanson (Samantha) of Brookfield, Three grandchildren: Abbey M. Petges, Ethan P. Hanson and Aaron R. Hanson, One aunt and several cousins

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel. Pastor Larry Engel will officiate. Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery with military rites provided by the local veterans military memorial honors unit. Friends may call at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Friday from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM. The family suggest memorials be directed to the Five Points Lutheran Church. The Pratt Funeral Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.