Representative Dell Hanson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/6/2017
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 80 (2003)
Home County: Benton
Dell Hanson
Benton County


Myron “Dell” Hanson, Jr. was born March 17, 1935, to Myron and Roberta in Jackson Township of Benton County. His family and friends knew him as Dell. He graduated from Vinton’s Lincoln High School in 1953. He married RaMona Smith on November 29, 1953, in Vinton and their union created four children.

For thirty-seven years he owned and operated Farmers Sales and Service in Benton County. Dell was a Benton County Supervisor for sixteen years. He was a lifelong member of the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served in many capacities.

He was active in his community serving in many roles; president of the Sixth Judicial District, secretary of Benton County Development, and president of Benton County Lutheran Brotherhood Brand. He was also a member of the State Supervisor Association, Benton County Farm Bureau, NFIB and Benton County Cattlemen’s Association.

At the time of his death he was a board member of the Cedar Valley Ranch and the Vinton Lutheran Home for the Aged. He was a humanitarian, always making new friends and never met a stranger.

Dell was a Republican from Benton County. He was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in the fall of 2002, serving for one term. During his time he served on the following committees: Economic Growth, Environmental Protection, Local Government, and the Justice Systems budget.

Representative Hanson passed away on November 6, 2017, at the age of 82.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EIGHTY-EIGHTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA, That in the passing of the Honorable Myron “Dell” Hanson, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.





Text above from 88 GA (2019) House Journal Memorial Resolution
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