Lawrence Gunerius Hanson


April 6, 2023

Lawrence Gunerius Hanson, 93, passed away at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Worland, Wyoming on March 23, 2023.

Lawrence was born on October 19, 1929 in Greybull, Wyoming, the first of six children born to Gunerius and Ellen Ann (Behne) Hanson. Greybull was his forever home. Lawrence loved the life he had there, quiet and simple, just like him. He was a very kind man who kept to himself for the most part. He enjoyed going to the mountains whenever he could. The peace and solitude there was appealing to him. He painstakingly cared for his peony flower garden and was always generous each spring to share the beautiful blooms. He adorned many of the family graves each Memorial Day with the fragrant flowers.

Lawrence was a hard worker. He worked various jobs, but a few of his favorites included driving truck for Sweetheart Bread and working for Big Horn County COOP in Greybull and the Bentonite Plant.

He may have thought that his circle was small, but his influence will live on with those who knew him best. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Robert (Linda) Hanson, Marvin and Melvin Hanson; sisters: Bertha (Ozmo) Ranta, Betty (Joe) Bumpas, and Charlotte (Gene) Werlinger.

Survivors include half-brother, Charles Vanderpas of Billings, Montana, sister-in-law, Joyce Hanson of Dickinson, North Dakota, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and Lawrence will be placed next to his mother in the Donald J. Ruhl Cemetery this spring. Online condolences may be made at


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