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“Tony & Cherie, Rey & I are so sorry to hear about your son. We heard the news from our daughter, Stephanie who went to high school with him. This...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Candie Nunez - Austin, TX

“Eternal Be His Memory. God danced the day he was born and rejoices to meet with him again. ~Kellie Norman and Family ”
2 of 30 | Posted by: Kellie Norman - Austin, TX

“Cherie, Tony and Laura, You all have our deepest sympathy on the loss of John. I remember his great smile while he and Grant played sports together...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Jeanie, Bill, and Grant Stein - TX

“Dear Cherie and Family - May the memories that you treasure of times spent with John sustain you through this difficult period. ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Beth Bernhard - Austin, TX

“Dear Cherie and family, My heartfelt condolences for your loss. ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: Danita Day - Seattle, WA

“Tony and Cherie Sue and I are so sorry for your loss, I only knew John through pictures and Facebook, but our hearts and thoughts are with you and...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Lester & Sue Sprouse - TX

“Dear Cherie and Tony, Bob and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love.... Darlene ”
7 of 30 | Posted by: Darlene McConnell - Austin, TX

“Dear Cherie & Tony: My heartfelt sorrow goes out to you both and your family. What a handsome son and know you are so proud of his...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Pat Goodwin - Austin, , TX

“Tony and family, John has moved to a better place. We don't know why, but he was wanted there. Hold on to the happy memories he created for you....Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: john ridings - round rock, TX

“Dear Tony & family, With Sadness, we offer you our sincere condolences & hold you in our hearts and our prayers. Deepest sympathy, Al & Sylvia...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Al & Sylvia Ramos - Kyle, TX

“Tony and Cherie, My deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Valerie Taylor Schkade ”
11 of 30 | Posted by: Valerie Taylor Schkade - Austin, TX

“Dearest Cherie and Tony, Though it's been a very long time since we last saw one another, the memories I have are of what sweethearts and just...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Pat Patten - Liberty Hill, TX

“Dear Cherie and Tony: Please accept my condolences and know my thoughts are with you. Your friend, -Terry Keel ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Terry Keel

“To know John was to love him. He was an adorable boy that grew into an amazing man and we will all miss him so much. Our love and thoughts are with...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Deborah Rountree

“Cherie, Toni and Laura, I have no words. My heart breaks for you. There can be no greater loss than that of a child. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Stacey necak - Austin, TX

“Dear Cherie and Tony - We are deeply saddened by the untimely death of John and would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. May...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Jerrel & Diane Gustafson - Austin, TX

“Cherie and Tony, Our hearts go out to you. We are praying for you. ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Randy, Kathleen and Rachel Ransleben - TX

“My deepest sympathies for your loss. There really are no words. My thoughts are with you. ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Linda Gibeaut - Austin, TX

“Dear Hanson family, I was so saddened to hear of John's passing. Even though I didn't know him personally, several of my family members did. And...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Brenda Petty Brumbelow - TX

“Tony and Family: Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your son John. As parents ourselves, we cannot imagine your pain and our...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Scott And Deborah Peron - Austin, TX

“Tony & Cherie - There are no words...our hearts break with yours and we will continue to pray for God's strength for you, your family, and all those...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: LaDonna Heidemeyer - Austin, TX

“We pray for strength in your time of sadness. My God give you peace and lighten your heavy hearts. The Graham family ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Ricky & Nicole - Manchaca, TX

“Dear Cherie I am so sorry for your devastating loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and heart. ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Nita Culbertson - austin, TX

“We are so saddened by your loss. It seems just yesterday that our kids were in elementary school together. We do remember John's big smile and kind...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Ruth Cooper - Austin, TX - Friend

“Cherie and Tony, Our hearts break for you. We cannot imagine how difficult this is. We are thinking of you and sending many prayers that God...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Valerie & Bill Hase

“Dear Tony & Cherie , May the PEACE of our LORD JESUS CHRIST be with you and your family now & always. The Roger Crowder, Jr. ...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: The Crowder Family - Burnet, TX

“Cherie, Tony, and Laura- My heart is with you. Along with my prayers and thoughts. With much love, Tiffany ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Tiffany Hayes - Lindsay's mom

“I am sending my love and prayers to the entire family. Words can not express the sorrow. May he be with today and everyday. Psalm 116:15Precious...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Vicki Garritano - Cedar Park , TX

“On behalf of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni of Texas Sigma, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and Friends. May the many fond, loving, and...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Kevin Foley - Kyle, TX - Advisor

“Dear Cherie, Tony and Laura, There are no words to offer that will truly bring comfort in this time of sorrow felt by the loss of John. Just know...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Cindy Day - Austin, TX - friend


John Fredrick Anthony Hanson, 24, of Austin, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

John was born in Austin Texas to Anthony and Cherie Hanson on April 16, 1989 at 11:11 am. He went to high school at James Bowie High School and graduated in 2007. John graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Business Administration with a Major in Management in December 2011. He was a proud member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity where he served as President. John was very athletic and enjoyed playing all intramural sports at Texas State in which his SAE teams consistently placed first. John had a special love of baseball which he began the young age of four with his father's devoted attention. His left handed swing was as big as his smile. John had such a kind and loving heart and was a friend to everyone. His sense of humor and fun seeking attitude are traits that will never be forgotten. John was always willing to lend a hand to a stranger, a neighbor, a friend and especially his family. He enjoyed community service and had a special fondness working with Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels and more.

John is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lavern and Fred B. Miller; and his Uncle Roger A. Miller.

John is survived by his parents Anthony and Cherie Hanson and his best friend and sister, Laura Elizabeth Hanson. He is also survived by his grandparents John and Joan Hanson, Aunt Karen Hale and Uncle Benjamin DeLawyer; Aunt Jane Wear; Aunt Patrice Barton and Uncle Jerry Barton; Aunt Mary Stephens, Aunt Sarah Miller and cousins Matthew Wear, Colin Wear, Megan Miller, Erin Miller, Seth Barton, McLean Stephens, and Shane Moehle; God Parents Costas & Ginger Tzaperas, their son Alex and many, many friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4800 Convict Hill Rd. with Reverend Patrick Coakley, MSC as Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or Meal on Wheels.