Kenneth L. Hanson, 86, of Marion, formerly of Brockton and North Easton, lost his battle with dementia on Wednesday July 27, 2022.
Born in Brockton, he was the son of the late Henry G. and Arveda M. (Eklund) Hanson.
A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Ken leaves behind his wife Beverly A. (Rowley Egger) Hanson, his daughters Dawna Hanson and companion Mark Davock of West Bridgewater and Heather Hanson Moran (Patrick) of Buzzards Bay, his stepsons John Egger IV (Janet) and Jeffrey Egger (Kathleen) all of Marion, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Judith Anderson (Lawrence) of Mansfield, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ken was a 1953 graduate of Brockton High School and 1956 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in printing management and technology. Ken served in the Air National Guard and was deployed to Phalsbourg, France during the Berlin Crisis. He was honorably discharged in 1963.
Ken returned to Brockton and joined his father in their family business, eventually becoming the owner and president of Hanson Printing Company. He was a great leader and mentor to many.
Throughout his career, many organizations benefited from his passion of community service. Ken dedicated much of his time to the First Congregational Church of Marion, Old Colony YMCA, Signature Healthcare, Rotary Club of Brockton, Twenty Associates, Pilgrim Foundation, Printing Industry of New England, American Red Cross and the United Way of Greater Plymouth County.
In his spare time, Ken was an avid fisherman, known to be ready to grab a pole at the first sign of fish breaking. He loved his days with Beverly on their boat the “Morning Star” and spent many a day with his fishing cronies, up at the crack of dawn, heading out to catch “the big one”.
We will miss him dearly, but will remember him greatly. Ken’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Sippican Healthcare Center for their wonderful care during his stay.
A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Organization alz.org, American Cancer Society donate3.cancer.org or the First Congregational Church of Marion, P.O. Box 326, Marion, MA 02738. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.