Robert “Bob” Lee Hanson, 69, Preston

Published 11:49 am Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Robert “Bob” Lee Hanson, 69, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Preston, Minn., died Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Tucson of emphysema.

Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson

Bob was born in Preston to Ralph and Frances (Shaw) Hanson on Oct. 18, 1943. He attended school in Preston. Bob joined the U.S. Army from 1960-63. He served 2 1/2 years in Hanau, Germany, as a supply clerk and driver for the officers.

He worked and lived in California, where he married Pauline Jones in 1966 and later divorced. They had a daughter, Sheila Marie. He married Rose Lopez in 1969 and later divorced, they had two sons; Robert “Robbie” Lee and Brian Lee. Bob worked as a machinist in California, Ariz., New Mexico and Wisconsin before settling in Tucson in 2009 due to health problems.

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130611.HansonRobert2Bob is survived by his daughter, Sheila of California; sons, Robbie (Brenda) of Arizona and Brian (Tina) of California; sisters, Carolyn Weber of Byron, Shirley Walderon of Austin, and Betty Snikter of Jamestown, N.D.; and a brother, Ralph J. (Gudrun) Hanson of Petersburg, Va.; six grandchildren; and several nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Frances; sisters, Phyllis and Lorraine Hanson and Donna (Hanson) Gerard; and an infant brother. His body was donated to the University of Arizona in Tucson. Graveside services will be held at a later date.