William C “Billy Bob” Hanson, age 77, of Bayfield, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at his residence. He was born September 19, 1941, in Rugby, ND, the son of Clarence and Nellie (Gerald) Hanson.

He started working on a farm in North Dakota. William then moved to CA where he worked as a foreman for 25 years at Kelly-Moore Paint Company. He then semi-retired and moved to Wisconsin where he did various jobs around the Bayfield Community. William enjoyed football, the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, and gardening. He was a handyman and loved to cook, grill, and can vegetables from his garden.

He is survived by his three children, Wade (Spunky) Hanson Sr, Connie Fountain, and Kelly Morgenstern; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Michelle) Gordon, Alyssa (Jeremy) Pulis, Zachary Fountain, Alisha Morgenstern, JoJo Morgenstern, Melody Hanson, and Wade Hanson; six great-grandchildren; a niece, Kim (Clarence) Gordon; a nephew, Travis (Lori) Hanson; a special friend of 22 years, Ruth Goldman; a special little friend, Phoenix Soleil Klaar.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bob, Kenneth, and Mark Hanson; and a sister, Eileen “Tootie” Gordon; and a brother-in-law, Ben Gordon.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Red Cliff Elderly Center.

To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, visit us at bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are by the Bratley Funeral Home, in Washburn.

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