Richard L. Hanson, 64, of Security, Colo., and formerly of Sioux City, died Friday, May 20, 2005 in Security.
Richard was born Oct. 8, 1940, in Sioux City, the son of Leonard and Effie (Lundborg) Hanson. He married Irene Beitelspacher on Sept. 8, 1957, in Le Mars.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a lifetime member and past commander of American Legion Post 38 of Security. He was a chef at the Martin Hotel in Sioux City and the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a gunsmith for 20 years.
Survivors include his daughters, Vicki and Kent Shaiffer of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Suzanne and Bob Sibley of Durango, Colo.; two sons, Daniel and Tina Hanson of Security and David and Mila Hanson of California; three grandchildren, Rick and Sheryl Shaiffer and Katie Hanson; his siblings, Gail and Mae Hanson, Bonnie and Ronnie Nuessle, Casey Hanson, Carol and Kenny Banister, Larry and Beverly Hanson and Karen and Carol Rogers; his mother-in-law, Annie Hennigs of Le Mars; and three sisters-in-law, Rosetta Borchers of Sioux City, Dorothy and Larry Grasz of Le Mars, and Evelyn and Edwin Oltmanns of Des Moines.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; his parents; and a brother, Darrell Hanson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township, rural Le Mars, with the Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Cemetery.