Philip H. Hanson

ARLINGTON – Philip H. Hanson, age 85, formerly of Arlington, WI, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at his residence.

Philip was born on June 14, 1938, in Portage, WI, the son of Herbert and Emma (Benzine) Hanson. He married Betty Jean Tomlinson on August 2, 1958, at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Arlington, WI.  

He was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. Philip worked as an electrician for the Del Monte Corporation for 34 years. After retirement, if anyone needed any type of electrical work done, Philip was always the one they called. If you were a stranger, you weren’t a stranger for more than a couple minutes. He was a member of the Arlington Volunteer Fire Dept. and played on their softball team. Philip enjoyed morning coffee and cards with friends.  He was a loving grandfather who rarely missed an activity or sporting event for his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; his sons, Michael (Joyce) Hanson, and Mark (Shirley) Hanson; grandchildren, Mitch, Noah, Mel, Natalie, and Grace; siblings, Alan (Dee) Hanson, Wayne (Meg) Hanson, and Mary Hanson Frame; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, David (Sandy) Hanson; and his sister, Carol (Willie) Schliesman.  

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Arlington, WI, with the Rev. David Juhl officiating. Private burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Poynette. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or Agrace Hospice.

The family would like to thank the staff at Agrace Hospice for their care and support.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette is assisting the family.