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James “Jim" Stuart Hanson

April 6, 1947 September 23, 2018
James “Jim" Stuart Hanson
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James “Jim” Stuart Hanson, 71, of Midland, died early Sunday morning, September 23, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1947, in Saginaw, the son of James H. and Hilda (Helwer) Hanson. Jim graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1965, General Motors Institute in 1970, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit in 1975. He served as an attorney in the legal department at The Dow Chemical Company from 1975 to 1998, and then began his own law practice in Midland, where he worked until his retirement in 2015. Jim was a member of the Midland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. On October 19, 1968, he married his wife of 49 years, Susan Trier, in Saginaw. As a “car guy” from an early age, he participated in the Pinewood Derby as a Cub Scout and won the Saginaw County Soap Box Derby in 1962. He became involved in R/C car racing with his son Jamie and continued for many years. He enjoyed golf and was an avid racing and Michigan State sports fan as well. He especially loved time spent with his granddaughter, Samantha.

Jim is survived by his wife Susan, daughter Melissa (Brian) Howell of Canton, son James (Whitney) Hanson of Baltimore, MD, granddaughter, Samantha Howell, studying at Purdue University, brother John (Judy) Hanson, and his sister, Susan Holmes. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Paul Holmes.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler Street, Midland. Rev. John C. Pohanka will officiate with burial in Midland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider The ROCK Center for Youth Development in Midland, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Michigan Chapter, or a charity of the donor’s choice.


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Visitation

Friday

28

Sep

4:00 PM 9/28/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/28/2018 8:00:00 PM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

29

Sep

10:00 AM 9/29/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Sep

11:00 AM 9/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel

1200 West Wheeler Street
Midland, MI 48640

Ware-Smith-Woolever Midland Chapel
1200 West Wheeler Street Midland 48640 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Midland Cemetery Final Resting Place

3220 Orchard Drive
Midland, MI 48640

3220 Orchard Drive Midland 48640 MI
US

Memorial Contribution

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The ROCK Center for Youth Development in Midland

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Michigan Chapter

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