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Claude Hanson - December 31, 1969

Claude Hanson, 64, of North Platte, Neb. died March 28, 2011, at Bryan LGH in Lincoln.
Claude was born Nov. 29, 1946, in Sutherland, Neb. the son of Lester and Muriel (Sykes) Hanson. He grew up in Wallace, Neb. and graduated from Wallace High School in 1964.
He attended Kearney State College for two years and then served four years in the United States Army, stationed in Japan. After his discharge from the Army, he finished college, graduating with a Computer Science degree in 1973.
He then went to work for the National Bank of Commerce as manager of computer operations. Claude married Darlene Karre in 1973. There were three children within this union. Claude and Darlene moved back to Wallace in 1983, and took over the family business, the Wallace Lumber Company.
Claude was active in the Wallace community, serving as a volunteer fireman and an EMT.
Claude married Mary Nelson in 1993. At that time, he sold the lumber company, moved to North Platte and went to work for Snell Services, where he continued to work until his death.
Claude was a caring, compassionate and highly spiritual man. He loved meeting people and was always eager to enter into a discussion about any topic anyone was willing to discuss with him. He loved traveling to Mexico, and was especially fond of Puerto Vallarta.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, of North Platte; daughter, TiAnne and husband Raymond Morse, of Norfolk, Neb.; sons, Jarod and wife Tina Karre, of North Platte, Christopher and wife Joelle Hanson, of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren, Kylie, Kaitlyn and Aiden Morse, Madison and Zachary Karre and Spencer Cloutier; a sister, Jean Sanderson; brothers-in-law, including Jim Carstensen – his best friend; sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, John Sanderson.
Mass of Christian Burial was March 31, 2011 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Platte with the Rev. James Novakowski as celebrant.
Burial followed at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Memorials are suggested to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and online condolences may be shared at
Adams and Swanson Funeral Home of North Platte was in charge of arrangements.