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Robert "Red" Hansbrough

April 6, 1930 ~ December 11, 2020 (age 90)


Robert “Red” Hansbrough, 90, of Danville, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  Visitation will be from 10-11:30am Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville.  IDPH Guidelines will be strictly followed regarding gathering limitations, masks and social distancing.  A private graveside service will follow at Danville National Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 210.

Red was born April 6, 1930 in Catlin to Claude and Alice (Sands) Hansbrough.  He served in the Army during the Korean War in Alaska from 1952-1954.  Red worked several jobs before working for Schendell Builder & C.V. Construction, doing building construction and driving trucks, retiring out of Teamsters in 1989.  He was an avid bowler in many leagues, and a big Bears & Cubs fan.  He loved fishing and hunting with his best friend Bob.  Red did a lot of traveling, especially to the casinos in recent years.

Red married Rita Copple on December 22, 1954, she survives.  Also surviving are a son: Thomas “Dike” Klawon of Rock Island, IL; brother: Ron Hunt of Arizona; sisters: Barbara DeVore, Shirley Burris, Pauline Jones, Roberta Bland, and Patricia Mockbee; niece Lizzi White; nephew: Butch Hansbrough.

Red was preceded in death by his parents; brother Delbert E. Hansbrough, and sister Geraldine Delp.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the American Legion Post 210 Honor Guard.  Messages and memories may be left on our website at, or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page.

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December 16, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home
10 E. Williams Street
Danville, IL 61832

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