Frans John Hanson

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April 14, 1931 ~ August 3, 2017

Frans John Hanson, 86, passed away on August 3rd, 2017, at his home in Battle Ground, WA surrounded by his family. He was born on April 14, 1931 in Detroit, MI.
Frans graduated from Farmington High School in Michigan in 1949. He served in the Marine Corps from 1950-1952. He moved to Clark County, WA in 1958. Frans worked at Freightliner Corporation and retired as a tool and die maker in 1993 after 35 years.
Frans enjoyed working in his yard, woodworking, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church.
Frans was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Francis Hanson; his wife, Carol, of 45 years; his brothers, William and Albert; and his sisters, Lillian Hanson and Bertha Cunningham.
He is survived by his sons, Jeff with Marcelle and Brian with Karen; his daughters, Jacqueline with Lon McClellan, Melanie with Rick Sanborn, Holly with Rick Brown, Lisa with Troy Levanen, and Heidi Hanson; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his brothers, Leo and James; and his sisters, Mary Scheffler, Clara Hanson, and Margaret Hanson.
Funeral services will be held at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church at 16603 NE 142nd Ave., Brush Prairie, WA on Thursday, August 10th at 2:00 p.m. Viewing will be held one hour before the service.
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Layne's Battle Ground Funeral Home
16 NE Clark Ave.
Battle Ground, WA 98604
(360) 687-3143
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Published in The Columbian on Aug. 8, 2017
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