LaVerne H. Hanson
FAIRMONT, Minn. — Memorial service for LaVerne H. Hanson, 76, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont with military honors following the service at the church. Burial of ashes will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Jackson. Visitation with the family will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
LaVerne passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, 2007, at the Fairmont Medical Center. His spirit now rests with the Lord where he’s free to sort nuts and bolts and straighten bent nails for all eternity.
LaVerne Harold Hanson was born on June 4, 1931, on the family farm near Dunnell, Minn., the son of Chester Arnold and Julia (Mosloski) Hanson. He attended school in Dunnell and Sherburn before graduating from Lakefield High School in 1950. LaVerne entered the U.S. Army in 1952 and was stationed in Germany. While he was in the Army he was united in marriage to Barbara VanWesten on Aug. 9, 1952. He was honorably discharged in 1954 and returned to the area and worked various jobs. For 25 years he was the scale operator for John Morrell and Co. in Estherville. LaVerne and Barbara then moved to the Dallas, Texas, area where he owned and operated a hardware and antique store. They returned to Fairmont in October 2006.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sherburn. He was a longtime member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson where he served on the church council. In Texas he was a member of the Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Garland. LaVerne was a member of the V.F.W. Post 3388 in Estherville and then transferred his membership to Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Hanson; six children, Chip Hanson and his wife, Susan, Vern Hanson Jr., Mark Hanson, Chris Dunker and her husband, John, Anthony Hanson and Deb Roggow and her husband, Brian; nine grandchildren, Rebecca, Lisa, Jeremiah, Chelsea, Billy, Jesse, Zach, Nick and Zoey; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Merrill Hanson and his wife, Cleora; one sister, Mary Lou Besaw; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard Hanson and infant brother, Wayne Hanson.
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