Alfred “Wilber” Hanson

September 1, 1932 - May 29, 2023

Alfred “Wilber” Hanson was born September 1st, 1932 to Lawrence and Marjorie (Marshall) Hanson in Thompson, Nebraska. He passed away on May 29th, 2023 at Bryan East Hospital.

Wilber graduated from Fairbury High School in 1951 where he met his wife June Miller. The two were married on September 21st, 1952 and enjoyed 70 years together. They had two children, Don and Lisa.

During his life, Wilber was involved in numerous activities and organizations. He worked for Norris Public Power for 37 years. In his spare time he raced motorcycles, jockeyed, was a recreational pilot, golfed, fished, hunted, gardened, bowled, skiied (snow and water), and enjoyed several other activities. He also was an avid Husker football and volleyball fan. He participated in the community as a Shriner, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, and also helped build Fourth Presbyterian Church. His body was donated to the University of Nebraska Medical Center as one of his final ways of giving back. Among friends and family he was known for pulling occasional pranks, but also for his optimistic attitude and always being a caring and loyal friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John William and Lawrence Marshall, and sister, Marjorie Elizabeth.

He is survived by his wife June, sister Virginia Filipi, son Don (Jeanne) Hanson, and daughter Lisa (Don) Ellicott. He was also blessed by his grandkids Rusty (Tina) Hanson, Toby (Cori) Hanson, Courtney (Brian) Mortar, Kresimir (Stephanie) Jambresic *Yahm-bre-sich*, Jason (Avalisa) Ellicott, Kim (Josh) Mueller, as well as 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at 11 AM at Fourth Presbyterian Church (5200 Francis St) Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Memorials to Lincoln’s Sesostris Shriners.


Funeral Service


Fourth Presbyterian Church

5200 Francis St. Lincoln, NE 68504

(402) 466-9201

Share a Memory or Condolence

June 2, 2023

Wilber and June spent many Thanksgivings with our family and so many great memories from that. Years later I was amazed but not surprised that he knew the Kreitman family that I married into. Our wooded acreage Wilber claimed was his favorite place to fly over. Loving thoughts with June and her family. Wilber was a great one which means a great loss….

– JoAnn (Mach) Kreitman
June 2, 2023

So many fond memories to mention as he & Don were in the same truck while working for NPPD, going on late, long nights & Holliday calls together! He and June were the first to welcome us to Lincoln, NE back in 1961!! He will be missed by many!!

– Sylva (Don) Finke
June 2, 2023

My mom and dad – Willy and Max – shared good times with Wilbur and June, camping, skiing, fishing, dancing, and husker games. I am sorry for your loss June, Don, and Lisa.

– Mona Way
May 31, 2023

Sorry for your lost we spent time together in pradre island

– Jane Atherton

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