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Curtis ‘Curt’ Dean Hanson

Jun 19, 2017
Curtis Dean Hanson -- 1943-2017

Curtis “Curt” Dean Hanson, 73, of Fairfield, died Friday, June 16, 2017, at his home surrounded by family following a fight against cancer.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at Raymond Funeral Home.

The family requests memorial gifts be designated to cancer research at Mayo Clinic and/or the Education Foundation of Fairfield Public Schools. Gifts can be mailed to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905 and/or Education Foundation of Fairfield Public Schools, 403 S. 20th St., Fairfield 52556.

Mr. Hanson was born Aug. 13, 1943, in Algona to Andrew and Lucille Bartlett Hanson. He married Diane Marie Hamer June 14, 1969, in Council Bluffs.

He grew up in Swea City. He earned degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and University of Iowa. He taught drivers education for 43 years at Fairfield High School and received the Fairfield Teacher of the Year Award. He was runner-up for the National Drivers Education Teacher of the Year Award and served as president then business manager for the Iowa Division of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association.

Following retirement, Mr. Hanson was elected to state office. He served for the last nine years as the state legislator for District 82, which includes Davis, Jefferson and Van Buren counties. He served on the House Education, Agriculture, National Resources and Environmental Protection Agency committees.

Mr. Hanson was an active member of Kiwanis and also was involved in the Amateur Radio community (NU0I). He enjoyed restoring a 1960 Volkswagen pickup as a father-son project. He was an avid “do-it-yourselfer” and was often helping his family with their latest home projects. His hobbies were many, including a passion for reading and history. His family and friends appreciated his sense of humor and dedication to serving others.

Survivors include: his wife Diane; daughter Gina (Grant) and son Scott (Allison); five grandchildren; sister Betty King; brother Dennis Hanson.

He was proceeded in death by his parents.


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