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Howard L. Hansel

Sep 13, 2008

CEYLON – Funeral services for Howard L. Hansel, 68, of Ceylon, Minn., will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon with Rev. Russell Reimers officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, Minn., and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be at the Lake Belt Township Cemetery near Ceylon following the funeral.

He passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 at the Fairmont Medical Center in Fairmont, Minn.

Howard Lee Hansel, son of Elmer and Ola (Huntley) Hansel, was born on Jan. 31, 1940, in Dolliver.

He attended area schools and graduated from Graettinger High School in 1958.

On June 1, 1963, Howard was united in marriage to Mary Ann Peterson at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon. The couple raised their family in Ceylon. Howard was employed at Art’s Way Manufacturing in Armstrong. After 25 years, Howard retired in 1992.

Howard was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Ceylon, the Ceylon Fire Department, and enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.

Left to honor and cherish Howard’s memory is his wife, Mary Ann Hansel; two children, Jason Hansel and his wife, Tami, of Ceylon; Julie Hansel of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; grandchildren, Tyler of Fairmont, Minn., Brandon, Dustin and Toni of Ceylon, and Bobby of St. Peter; brother Leonard Howell and his wife, Carol, of Fairmont, Minn., sisters-in-law, Helen Goerndt of Guckeen, Ruth Nimerfroh of Ceylon and Alice Peterson of Belgrade, Minn.; brothers-in-law, Walter Peterson and his wife Karon, of Fort Calhoun, Neb., Kenneth Peterson of Belgrade, Minn., LeRoy Peterson of Minneapolis, Minn., and EuGene Peterson and his wife Bernice of Estherville; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Elmer and Ola, Howard was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law Martin, Roland, Floyd, Henry and Marlin Peterson, Gordon Goerndt and Ed Minerfroh; sisters-in-law Audrey and Ione Peterson.