WEST ENFIELD – Edgar Fillmore “Mutt” Hanson Jr., 88, was called to God April 27, 2009. Surrounded by his family, he passed away peacefully at Penobscot Valley Hospital. Mutt was born Dec. 7, 1920, in West Enfield, the son of Edgar Fillmore Hanson Sr. and Uneeta (Kneeland) Hanson of West Enfield. As a veteran of the South Pacific Theatre of World War II, he served as a U.S. Army sergeant in artillery and the military police on the island of Saipan. Shortly after World War II, he married Ruby (Higgins) Hanson, whom he lovingly called “Blondie” for the next 62 years. Throughout his life, Mutt held many laborer and/or supervisor positions at General Motors, St. Regis, Atlas Plywood, Irving Tanning and South Branch Lumber Co., before retiring in 1988. Always an active member of the community, he was a member of West Enfield VFW for many years and a lifetime member of Howland United Methodist Church. An avid outdoorsman, Mutt always looked forward to hunting season and being “up on the mountain” with his brother, nephews and many lifelong friends. He was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline “Paulie” (Hanson) Pond and Greta (Hanson) Levesque; two brothers, Ervin and Linwood Hanson; and special nephew, Douglas Pond Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruby; a sister, Evelyn (Hanson) Fortin of Van Buren; a brother, Raymond Hanson of Van Buren; his godson and nephew, Douglas Pond Jr. of Rockville, Md.; his goddaughter and niece, Bethellen (Pond) Gallino of Cape Coral, Fla.; special niece, Brenda (Mallory) Pond of West Enfield; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family throughout Maine and greater New England. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 1, at West Enfield Cemetery. Friends and family may gather immediately after the graveside service at Howland United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Howland United Methodist Church or Humane Society, Lincoln. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. For an online guest register and to leave written condolences, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com.