We mourn the loss of a dear member of Living Waters Church of God, Rev. Emmett Hanson. We will miss his cheerful and contagious smile and love for each one of us. He always greeted everyone with his sincere love of the Lord. He lived as he believed. His singing blessed us all. He was always ready and excited to sing for the congregation and spread the Word through song. He shared his testimony many times of how the Lord saved him during World War II when his ship sank. He promised the Lord if HE got him out of his horrible situation he would serve HIM for the rest of his life. The Lord saved him and he kept his promise. He continually sang two songs that he wrote that spoke to us all. He loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and preached the Word of God. In his songs he wrote, he sang "I Can't Stop" and "I Found The Answer" We here at Living Waters can attest to the fact that he lived these songs for Emmet NEVER stopped and now he has definitely "Found The Answer to his every prayer and care" We rejoice his Homegoing. He is with his blessed Savior forever. Enjoy Heaven Bro. Hanson.
We pray peace and comfort for the entire Hanson family in their time of loss and sorrow.
APRIL 23, 1922 – APRIL 15, 2019
Rev. Emmett F. Hanson, 96, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, went home to be with Jesus on April 15, 2019. He was born April 23, 1922 in Christopher, IL to Edwin and Louella (Kelly) Hanson. He was married to his loving wife, Natoma, for over 65 years. He was in the ministry for over 60 years, pastoring in six different states and doing missionary work in Mexico and Haiti for many of those years. Rev. Hanson loved to preach the gospel and sing his favorite songs, many that he wrote himself. He loved telling stories of his life was a World War II Veteran having served in the Phillippines. He is survived by his children, Sharon Rothe of East Alton, IL, Kent (Pam) Hanson of Merritt Island FL, Denise (Mike) McGrew of Merritt Island, FL, Deena (Joe) Hutten of Merritt Island, FL, Lisa (Dave) Brady of Rockledge, FL and Krista (Donnie) Miller of Gainesville, FL; his grandchildren Darin (Tracy), Michael, Debbie, Tama (Jr.), Jason (Mary Beth), Gia (Rich), Ryan (Tara), David, Hayley (Kent), Kevin, Marley, Ashley (Ryan), Sara (Forrest), Kara (Aaron), and 22 great grandchildren. Rev. Hanson is preceded in death by his wife, Natoma, his parents, a brother, four sisters, granddaughters Tama Renee Teems and Jacqueline Jean Hanson, and grandson, Mark Alan Rothe. A visitation will be held at The Life Event Center at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge, Florida on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6-8 pm. A cerebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 3 pm at The Life Event Center. Interment will take place immediately following the service at Florida Memorial Gardens.
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Living Waters Church of God is a full gospel, Spirit filled ministry that exists to glorify Jesus Christ, to spread the gospel locally and globally, and to nurture believers in their spiritual journey.
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