Edward “Eddie” Hanson, 82, passed away in the comfort of his home on Oct. 4, 2020.

Eddie was born in North Platte on Dec. 31, 1937 to Edward and Mildred Hanson.

Eddie grew up in North Platte and following graduation from St. Pat’s High School in 1956 and then joined the Navy and was stationed on Guam.

Returning from the service he worked at Sixth Street Foods and then on the construction site of the power plant in Sutherland. In 1978 he joined the Burlington Northern Railroad as an electrician working first in Lincoln before moving to Kansas City, Mo. where he stayed until retirement in 2001.

Once retired, Eddie studied with H & R Block and for the next five years worked as a seasonal tax preparer and also serving on the executive committee for the Burlington Northtown Credit Union.

Eddie was very proud of his children, always taking an active interest coaching little league and rarely missing a ballgame or swim meet. Travel was a big part of Eddie’s retirement whether it was visiting family/friends or sailing the Danube, he was always ready for the next trip.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Jan; children, Tom (Jill) Hanson of San Diego, Calif., Tavis Hanson (Steve Bruening) of Kansas City, Mo., and Marcia (Leland) Lantz of Laguna Hills, Calif.; grandchildren, Emilie and Jonathan Lantz; great grandson, Thomas Waldron of Laguna Hills; siblings, Sueann (David) Blaylock of Arvada, Colo. and Keith (Mary) Hanson of Ponca City, Okla. and many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins he held dear to his heart

Since there will not be a service, please raise your glass high and give a toast to the man who gave us countless amazing memories to cherish.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or your local animal shelter.