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Thomas E. Hanson, 77

Thomas E. Hanson, 77

Thomas E. Hanson of Hendersonville died June 11, 2012, after a nearly year long battle with lung cancer.

He was born June 16, 1934, in Alpena, Mich., the son of Edward Hanson and Coral Bigelow Hanson.

He lived in Michigan until July of 1989 when, after 33 years with the Michigan Department of Social Services as a County Director, he and his wife Sharon retired to Hendersonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Karen MacDonald, sisters Betty Guy and Coral Jean Greene, and niece Jean Ann Bates.

In addition to his wife of 41 years, he is survived by daughter Cheryl (Roland) Jobin, and two sons Richard (Debra) Hanson and Dennis (Beth) Hanson, twelve grandchildren: Camillo, Aaron, Crystal, Rachel, Sean, Brandon, Jason, Ashley, Andrea, Sara, Stacy, and Erin, twelve great-grandchildren: Cody, Makayla, Mariah, Elliot, Darrien, Alanna, Walker, Gauge, Abriana, Aradia, Andrew, and Kylie Mae, great-great-grandson Holden, all of Michigan, four nieces: Susan, Cathie, Judy, and Audrey, nephew Bill, and beloved dog Misty.

A memorial service will be held in Jackson, Mich., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial contributions to an animal welfare organization of your choice.

Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory is assisting the family.