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Daniel Kelly Hanson

September 12, 1946 — February 20, 2024


Daniel "Dan" Kelly Hanson, (77), longtime resident of Idaho Falls /Shelley Idaho,
passed away peacefully surrounded by the comfort of family and his beloved cat on
February 20, 2024, in Ketchum, Idaho. Dan was born in Walla Walla, Washington to
William and Mary Hanson on September 12, 1946.

While we lost our most beloved dad, many have lost a friend and loved one in him. He
has been a rock to many, a master at sarcastic humor and witty timing to others, and
even a glorious pain in the neck, to what we are sure is a small select few (because
no matter what happened between you in your lives, once you were marked as
important to him, he'd be by your side if you needed him). There was so much more
to him than just dad, though to us that was his greatest roll - he was also a friend, a
co-worker and colleague, a cousin, uncle, brother, and the list goes on and on.

Dan could be strong-willed and stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart
and wonderful sense of humor. He was generous, loyal, and brave. Dan will be
remembered for all the heart he shared with his friends and family. He truly loved
each of them- and if you knew him, you knew it. When his time came, he carried
himself with dignity, strength, laughter and full of love for those who went before
him. He will be missed dearly and remembered by many lives he touched.

Dan is survived and missed by his daughter Monica (Joel) Carlson,
daughter Kelly (Jenny) Hanson, son Ryan (Stefanie) Hanson, granddaughter Ryan
Amanda Hanson, sister Marianne Candioglos, nephews Robert (Chris) Candioglos, Joe
Candioglos, Mike (Debbie) Candioglos and bonus grandchildren Zac McStay, Natalie
McStay and his loyal feline companion, Denny Crane. Dan was preceded in death by
his father William Hanson and mother Mary Hanson.

His legacy will carry on forever reminding us that we control our attitudes. We choose
to live a life of meaningful acts of love and service, like Christ modeled for us.

A "Celebration of Life" for Dan will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 2 - 5 pm
at the Idaho Falls Country Club, 11611 S. Country Club Drive, Idaho Falls, ID. The
family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in Dan's memory be made to

Hospice & Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley (whose incredible staff consistently
went above and beyond) or your local animal shelter.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Daniel Kelly Hanson, please visit our flower store.

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