Nature 14

Richard Bradley Hanson

March 26, 1967 ~ October 4, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Richard Hanson Obituary

Richard B. Hanson, 56, of East Moline passed away in a tragic accident Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

There will be a private ceremony at a later date.  Cremation rites have been accorded.

Richard Bradley Hanson was born March 28, 1967; the son of Thomas Eugene and Carol Anne (Koresko) Hanson.  He was a 1985 graduate of Rock Island High School.  Richard attended the art college in Columbus, Ohio.  After college he became a professional tree climber and certified arborist.  Richard worked for Bartlett Tree Experts for nearly 2 decades.  He also worked for Tenant Trucking until their closing in 2016. Rich was a creative, sensitive, and nature loving person from a young age.  He loved being outdoors and climbing trees.  Rich was a bright star who drank deeply of life.  His family will miss him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Carol Anne Hanson, Rock Island, his sister, Elizabeth “Beth” (James) Kerr, Rock Island, his brother, Brian Hanson, Rock Island, his sister, Gina (Luke) Rushing, Moline, and Jacquelin (Gerald) January, Fairbanks, Alaska, his nephew, Paris Kerr (Matt),  his nieces, Taja Hanson (Paul Dugan), Nina (Aaron) Hayes, Symone (Andrew) Matus, September January, Ashley (Josh) Jarrod and Stephanie Walker,  his best bud, Terry, numerous aunts and uncles. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. Hanson, his uncle, Donald, and his grandparents.

Online condolences may be left at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard Bradley Hanson, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Richard Bradley Hanson?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Richard's memory.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Richard Bradley Hanson

© 2024 Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, Ltd.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility