Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.
Richard E. Hanson, 69, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away March 5, 2018, surrounded by his family and dear friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, March 17 at Southwoods Christian Church, 16110 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas. Lunch will immediately follow at the Camelot Ballroom, 6635 151st Street, Overland Park.
Dick was a joy-filled man who lived a full life. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, trivia games, reading, music, skiing the Colorado Mountains, playing golf, traveling, KU basketball, corny jokes, a good poker hand, and a quality beer. He especially loved watching his niece, Kamryn, play softball.
Dick was an English teacher and girls’ basketball coach for many years at Olathe North and Olathe East High Schools. He enjoyed keeping in touch with his students and rarely went anywhere that he did not see a former student.
Family and friends were at the center of Dick’s life. His best times were spent with his wife, Sherrie and son, Samm. He was passionate about traveling and was always planning the next trip with his family. He had a deep desire to provide as many experiences for Samm as he could. Dick always supported Samm in whatever his interests were. Dick was a loyal man and had many life-long friends.
Dick came to faith later in his life. He found comfort and profound peace in his faith in God and knew his eternal destiny.
Survivors include his wife, Sherrie, son Samm, family Mike and Peggy Rohleder, Michael, Holly and Kamryn Rohleder, and Stephanie Holzer, and his beloved friends Jim and Ruthann Mowry, Deb and Barry Lawson and Ellen Hanson.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Shepherd’s Field Childrens Village http://chinaorphans.org/one-time-donation/