Kent Raymond Hanson

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Kent Raymond

Hanson, Kent
Age 62 Years, died peacefully Saturday, July 17, 2010.
Kent started as a Realtor and evolved into an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. His business interests expanded as a member of the Metropolitan Builders Association, Developers Council and National Association of Home Builders. He believed in helping the community and did so as a Charter Member and past President of the Lake Country Rotary Club as well as a Paul Harris fellow. Kent was very active in the Lionel Railroad Club.
Surviving are his wife Lewaune, daughter Lara, his nephew Al and niece Alisa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Irene Hanson, his sister Linda Sartorelli, and his step mother Clara Hanson.
Kent will be greatly missed by his dear friends and “grandson” Austin, whom Kent mentored. The many business colleagues, sub-contractors and satisfied owners of his custom built homes will remember him fondly.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Lake Country Rotary Club or Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Pewaukee. A special thank you to the numerous care-givers.
Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:00 PM at CHRIST EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, W 240 N 3103 Pewaukee Rd., Pewaukee. Visitation at the church from 4:00 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 7:00 PM.
New Berlin Chapel 262901-1140
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Past Comments

Dee Nierzwicki

Our time on earth is short and the short time I knew Kent, I knew him to be a generous man. His “forge forward and progress” attitude helped him be the strong man he was with a kind heart. The day on the other side of this sadness is going to brillant! For he has been called home. May peace come to you and your family.

Mike Archie Jr

My deepest sympathy again Lou and Lara Kent was a amazing person I was glad to get to know him I know he ment so much to you guys and if there is any thing that you guys need don’t hesitate to give me a call. And to Austin your grandpa was a great person he really cared for you alot God bless you all

Ann and Richard Kummrow

Kent was always there to give us advice as we journeyed into real estate development. We will miss his enthusiasm and words of wisdom/experience. We feel proud to have known such a kind and generous man. He is in our prayers.

del clear

Kent was pleasure to know–took life and work seriously, but never took himself as being extra special. He was generous with his donations to Milwaukee Habitat, his time when the Train Club was looking for new quarters, and in sharing his wonderful train layout. My recollection of Kent will always focus on the lunch my friend Martha and I shared with him and Lu just a few days before he left for Olympia. We were very happy to meet Lu, and put a person to the name he often spoke fondly of as the “guy stuff” that brought him and me together played out. He was optimistic, yet realistic about the long odds; but throughout was the same old Kent–happy, sharp repartee, deeply serious, and appropriately shocked when I, a LIBERAL, offered to pay for lunch. I shall always remember his willing and incredulous agreement–with a full-speed twinkle in his eyes. I also have a daily reminder of Kent; he sold me his beloved “Willie” several years ago.

Del Clear & Martha Mainland

Dana & Peggy Andrews


Kent meant the world to Dana, and I
he will be greatly missed. He is in
a much better place now…finally at
peace. We are here if you need us for anything. We pray God will give you peace and strength for the days and weeks ahead

Thomas Geiger

Lew & Lara,
I sent my condolences some time ago from a remote location and apparently it was not received. At times like this, there are no words that can be said that will remove the sting of death. Kent was a sterling friend for more than 30 years, a man with outstanding character as those who have written before me have attested. At this time, we can cling to his memories and the golden legacy he left and look forward to seeing him again when we are all joined together one day in the Great God’s service. I look forward to seeing his warm smile, hearing his hearty laugh and once again enjoying the warmth of his personality. In the mean time, I will miss my dear friend for the remainder of my days in this life.
May God bless you both and comfort you in your time of loss!
Best Regards,

Tom Geiger

Marlo Reese

Kent will be missed!

Mike Sadowski

Please accept Deena and my condolences with Kent’s passing. I will deeply miss Kent for his one liners, generousity to all, and being there as a friend. Kent and I met via the Lionel Club and continued our friendship through his illness. We have lost a Great Friend.

Herbert and Mary Lynne Swick

Lewaune and Lara –
We join many others in expressing great sadness at Kent’s death, eased perhaps a little by many fond memories of Kent, who did so much for so many. When we were planning the house he built for us in 1990, we were told “he starts out as your builder and ends up as your friend.” This was so true.
His honesty, integrity, generosity and sunny nature will stay in our hearts for a long, long time.

Herbert and Mary Lynne Swick

Debbie Gast & Mark Erickson

Our sympathies to you both Lew and Lara; Kent will certainly be missed by so many people that his big heart and generosity had touched over the years. We have fond memories to hold in our own hearts and minds of the many mutual interests we shared together. Rest in peace dear Kent.

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