Patrick Hanson, 71, of Van Buren passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at his home. He was a retired over-the-road truck driver for USF Glen Moore Trucking Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a Purple Heart recipient. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Doris (Murphy) Hanson; and one brother, James Pollard.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Van Buren with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith at a later date under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by his wife, Jasmin of the home; two sons, Patrick Hanson and his wife Darra of Van Buren and Lowell; two daughters, Kimberly Hanson and Melissa Weber and her husband Matt, all of Wisconsin; two brothers, Rod Pollard and his wife Maria of New Mexico and Leonard Hanson and his wife Jan of Jackson, Wis.; and two sisters, Michele Myers and her husband Marv of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mary Orwick and her husband Glen of Mims, Fla. He was a beloved grandfather to 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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