C. Hjalmer "Jolly" Hanson, Janesville (1912 - 2013)

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

September 25, 1912 - December 23, 2013

C. Hjalmer “Jolly” Hanson, age 101, of Janesville, died on Monday, December 23, 2013, at Cedar Crest, Janesville. He was born on September 25, 1912, in Wesby, the son of Hans and Clara (Mahlum) Hanson. On June 14, 1942, he married Juna Nustad who preceded him in death on December 12, 1994. Jolly was employed at Wisconsin Power & Light for 31 years and retired in 1977, as Division Operating Superintendent. He was a very active member of the Sons of Norway Lodge #544 where he held many local and regional offices and supported many of their special projects.

He is survived by his sons, Rodney (Barbara) Hanson of Lodi, WI and Russell (Carla) Hanson of Milton; granddaughters, Kari (Mike) Gloudemans and Rebecca (Shannon) Van Essen; great grandchildren: Grant, Wade and Claire Gloudemans, and Neva and Tori Van Essen; sister-in-law, Vivan Lee; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn and Marie, and a brother, Marvin, all of whom died at a very early age and one adult brother, Tilmer Hanson and a very special friend, Freda Lewis.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 612 N. Randall Ave, Janesville, WI with Rev. James Melvin officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will be at COON PRAIRIE CEMETERY, Westby, WI. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Janesville is assisting the family. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church Endowment Fund in Janesville or Hospice Care, 3001 W. Memorial Drive, Janesville or the Lodi Women’s Club Library or First Presbyterian Church, both in Lodi.

For on-line obituary and condolences: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com

“The family would like to thank the staff of Cedar Crest Assisted Living and Hospice for the care given to Jolly while he was a resident at Cedar Crest.”

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