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William Henry "Bill" Hanson
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1935
Grant County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 2012
Douglas County
Minnesota, USA

William Henry Hanson
Born in Ashby, MN on Aug. 18, 1935
Departed on Jun. 2, 2012 and resided in Ashby, MN.
Visitation: Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2012
11:00 am
Cemetery: Christ Lutheran Cemetery

William "Bill" Hanson, 76 of rural Ashby died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Evansville Care Campus.

William Henry Hanson was born on August 18, 1935 in Pelican Lake Township rural Ashby, Minnesota the son of Peter O. and Emma (Wohlers) Hanson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christ Lutheran Church. Bill attended Rural School District #7 through the fourth grade, then attended the Ashby Public School graduating from the Ashby High School in 1953. His father passed away when he was five years old and after high school he helped his mother run the family farm.

William and Audrey Ertel were married on June 15, 1963 in Hammond, Wisconsin. They lived two years in Elbow Lake, then in 1965 moved to the family farm in Pelican Lake Township, which had been in the family since 1883. Along with farming in the late 1980's he started Bill Hanson Trucking, Inc., which he operated until selling the last over-the-road truck in 2002. In 1998 they moved to their home on Pelican Lake County Road 10. Bill was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Elbow Lake and then of Peace Lutheran Church in Ashby where he had served on both church boards. He also had served on the board for the Ashby Federal Credit Union and the Ashby Equity. Bill enjoyed his farming and looked forward to each spring, he liked winter time coffee with the fellows and discussing farming practices, and treasured going hunting with his son and friends. In his later years, he looked forward to one day a week when he would have his grandson Alexander for the day and they would fish off the dock.

Bill is survived by his wife, Audrey; one daughter, Roberta (Arlen) Kalvik of Fargo; one son, Michael (Denise) Hanson of Ashby; two grandchildren, Alexander and William Hanson; one aunt, Ruth Mickelson of Elbow Lake; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Henry of Anoka and Connie Bartsch of Twin Lakes, Michigan; two brothers-in-law, Francis Ertel of Inver Grove Heights and Glen Ertel of Elk River.

He was preceded in death by one sister Wilma in infancy; his parents, Peter and Emma Hanson and his step-father, Ernest Lade.

Funeral Service: 11 am Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Ashby

Visitation: Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm with a Prayer Service at 6:30 pm at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Clergy: Reverend Carol Olson

Interment: Christ Lutheran Cemetery of rural Elbow Lake

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Ashby

Obituary: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Family links: 
  Peter Olae Hanson (1897 - 1941)
  Emma Irene Mathilda Wohlers Hanson / Lade (1901 - 1995)
  Wilma Dephine Hanson (1933 - 1933)*
  William Henry Hanson (1935 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Christ Lutheran Cemetery
Elbow Lake
Grant County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: T Burt
Record added: Jun 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91422047
William Henry Bill Hanson
Added by: T Burt
William Henry Bill Hanson
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 Added: Jun. 5, 2012

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