Lamurle "Merle" S. Hanson1924-2013
Mass of Christian Burial for Lamurle "Merle" S. Hanson, age 88 of La Salle, will be Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the St. Louis Catholic Church, in Princeton, Il. Father Jeffrey Stirniman will officiate. Burial will follow in the Elm Lawn Memorial Park on Apr 06, 2013. Military Honors will be performed. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Apr 06, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the St. Louis Catholic Church.
Mrs. Hanson passed away on Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at the Illinois Veteran's Home-LaSalle. She was born on Jun 21, 1924 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Clarence and Lizzie (Irby) Slay. Lamurle was in the Women's Army Air-Corps, which later became the US Air force, from 1944-1945, as a Cryptographer. She married Francis Hanson on August 16, 1945 in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. He died on April 24, 1987. She worked at Jostens's in Princeton for 25 years. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church. Lamurle was also an avid Bridge player.
She is survived by her children: Jim (Judy) Hanson of Valparaiso, IN, Chuck (Karen) Hanson of Bloomington, Christy (John) Isaacson of Princeton, and Leslie (Roger) Hofer of Henry. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren: Eric Hanson, Matthew Hanson, Victoria Hanson, Andrew Hanson, Alex Hanson, Christopher Hanson, Jonathan Hanson, Jessica (Isaacson) Rathman, Joni (Isaacson) Kane, Lindsey (Hofer) Rodgers, and Dillon Hofer and four great-grandchildren: Trey Rodgers, Lexie Rodgers, Sadie Rathman, and Frankie Hanson. Surviving as well are two sisters Juanita Ayres and Joann Ayres of Texas, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother Otis Lee Slay.
Memorials may be directed to the Illinois Veteran's Home in La Salle and St. Louis Catholic Church.