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Hanson Funeral

Deere & Company

The funeral for Robert Hanson will be held Tuesday. The former chairman and ceo of Deere and Company died last Thursday in Florida at  the age of 91.

Visitation will be held at the Trimble Funeral Home in Moline from 10 to 11 am, followed by a funeral service at 11. 
Following a luncheon and hospitality gathering for family and friends at Trimble, burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. 

Hanson was born in Moline, and graduated from Augustana College. He worked for Deere for more than 40 years, including 1982 to 1990 when he served as chairman and chief executive officer.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.