John M. 'Jack' Hanson

Sept. 17, 1925 - Oct. 30, 2009

Mary Hanson

Jan. 12, 1927 - Nov. 4, 2009

John M. 'Jack' Hanson, 84, was born into this world Sept. 17, 1925, and Mary Hanson, 82, on Jan. 12, 1927. They met in 1946, married in 1950 and passed away peacefully together at AnglesGrace Hospice five days apart after 59 wonderful, loving years of marriage. Jack passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, and Mary on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009.

Jack served in the Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific Front. He worked 42 years for National Cash Register Co. Mary worked in special education at Calhoun Elementary School in New Berlin. Jack and Mary spent most of their free time golfing during their retirement years.

Jack and Mary were devoted parents to their three children, Diane (Robert) Fisher, Mark (Anne) Hanson and Ann (David) Ardyth Rodrigues. They were the grandparents of Krysta, Marc, Jeremy (Erika), Joseph, Laura, Valerie and Benjamin and great-grandparents of Karalynn, Alex, Arielle and Aubree.

A memorial gathering will be held at 10 a.m. at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 1875 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, on Saturday, Nov. 14, followed by a memorial service at noon. Jack will be recognized with full military honors. Burial will be at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

(Freeman - Nov. 7, 2009)