Gavin K. Hanson, 26, passed away Oct. 4, 2018, in Salina. He was born Dec. 18, 1991, to David and Janet (Huschka) Hanson in Hutchinson.
His father, formerly married to Betty Hanson Hawley of Iola, practiced medicine in Iola for several years.
Gavin attended Sacred Heart High School, Salina, and the University of Kansas. He was attending Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Gavin loved doing scientific research. He cooked as a hobby. He was an Eagle Scout. He blossomed when camping and hiking in nature. He cherished his supportive friends and family who walked with him in his cancer battle.
He is survived by: his parents, David and Janet Hanson, of Salina; half siblings, Anthony Hanson (Aubri), of Marianna, Fla., Kendra Hanson (David Oschner), of Columbia, Mo., and Heidi Hanson (Gjergji Qarri), of Matthews, N.C.; a niece and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Gavin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Margaret Hanson, and Hobart and Adele Hanson, and Bill and Cecilia Huschka.
Services were today in Salina with inurnment in Heart Land Prairie Cemetery, New Cambria.
Memorials may be made to: CWRU School of Medicine, RNA Seminar Series, Coller Lab, in care of the Ryan Mortuary.
Online condolences: www.ryanmortuary.com.