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Richard M. Hanson

Mar 25, 2008

ESTHERVILLE — Funeral services for Richard M. Hanson, 89, of Estherville will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville with Pastor Joel Jorgensen officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at Lincoln Township Cemetery in Dolliver.

He died Friday, March 21, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

Richard M. Hanson, the son of Muns and Christina (Bogh) Hanson, was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Estherville.

Richard was united in marriage to Mary Baker in Fairmont, Minn. Richard farmed his entire life in rural Estherville and he also worked for Don Billings Excavating. He retired from farming in the late 1970’s. Mary died in 1985. In 1987, he married Hulda Nelson. Following their marriage, the couple made their home on the farm until they moved into Estherville in 2005. For hobbies, Richard enjoyed collecting antique cars, gardening, and traveling.

He was a member of Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville.

Left to cherish Richard’s memory are his wife, Hulda, of Estherville; children, Harold Hanson of Lake Jackson, Texas, Sandy Hockett and her husband, Bob, and Lorraine Hoffmeyer and her husband, Ron, all of Estherville; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; and his twin sister, Ruth Rosenberg, of Estherville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Hanson; son, Jim Hanson; two grandchildren; and one sister. On-line condolences may be sent to: www.henryolsonfuneral.com.