Ronald L. “Ron” Hanson

Ronald L. (Ron) Hanson, age 66 of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of 2540 Knob Hill Drive, completed his earthly journey peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Dubuque Specialty Care after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. To honor Ron’s life, a private family service is being held. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Ron’s family.

Ron was born on December 25, 1952, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Harold and Lois (Walsh) Hanson.  Growing up in Dubuque, Ron attended Hempstead High School followed by the University of Dubuque. Ron worked in a variety of management and sales positions throughout his career.

Ron was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Bears fan and rarely missed a televised football or basketball game. Ron also enjoyed a love of baseball and had dual loyalty to both the Oakland A’s and Chicago Cubs. Ron played softball for nearly 40 years and enjoyed spending time outdoors including hunting both for deer and morel mushrooms and summers fishing on the Mississippi River. Ron’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Dubuque Specialty Care and Hospice of Dubuque, for the compassion and caring support they provided to Ron.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Ron include,

his mother,

Lois (Walsh) Hanson, Dubuque, Iowa;


his ex-wife,

Rosie Hanson, Dubuque, Iowa;


his three children,

Keri (Kent Eiler) Hanson, New York, NY,

Cory (Sara) Hanson of Colorado Springs, Colorado,

and Kyle Hanson of Mankato, Minnesota;


Ron will also be remembered by his three brothers,

Randy (Karen) Hanson of Dubuque, Iowa,

Dan (Beth) Hanson of Brentwood, Tennessee,

and Jim Hanson of Dubuque, Iowa;


along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Harold Hanson, Ron’s father, preceded him in death.


Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Dubuque.


Online condolences can be shared with Ron’s family at

To honor Ron’s life, a private family service is being held. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

5 comments on “Ronald L. “Ron” Hanson
  1. Rick Merfeld says:

    Hello Family. My thoughts are prayers go out to you at Ron’s passing. I send a special note to Kyle and Rosie. We shared many good times connected with Scouts and school activities and church events. It’s been a long time since I have seen Kyle. I hope you are well! Rosie, I have always appreciated your servant’s heart so often on display at St. Joe’s. I enjoyed my time with Ron, too, and appreciated our friendship. I know there were also times of struggle. I hope you’ll find peace in these times. Most of all, I pray that your own faith in Christ Jesus will be strengthened as you move forward. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your heart and mind in Jesus Christ (Phillipians 4:7).

  2. Sister Carolyn says:

    Ron I was so surprised to see your name in the obituaries…I remember you from when Keri and Kyle were in Day Care at Mercy. My sympathy to the family and also to Rosie…I like you folks so much as you were such nice folks…Keeping all of you in my prayers…

  3. Ron Axtell says:

    I would like to send me condolences to the family. I was fortunate to begin working with Ron as part of the ECIA Employment and Training Department back in 1991. He had a wonderful sense of humor. I will always cherish the good times that we shared working together for several years.

  4. Ron and Ginger Hoefer says:

    Its with great sadness to hear of Ron’s passing. Ron was the 1st person we met 20 years ago the minute we drove into our drive way of our new place on Knob Hill (across the street)! Lots of smiles, laughs, waves and memories of Ron, Rosie and the kids since that day…..
    Know that you all are in our thoughts and prays during this time.

  5. Karen Reidy says:

    Sorry but we were out of the country and just read this sad news. We are sending our deepest sympathy to your entire family. As neighbors, Ron was always friendly and kindhearted. He always had time to share a hunting story with my father also which meant the world to him. May Ron Rest In Peace. Amen. From Patrick and Karen Reidy

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