|12/18/2012 11:10:00 AM|
LeRoy A. Hanson
LeRoy A. Hanson, 92, of rural South Haven died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 16, at Grace Lutheran Church in rural South Haven. Interment with military honors by Kingston American Legion at Grace Lutheran Cemetery followed the service.
He is survived by his wife Gladys of rural South Haven; brother Herbert (Ellen) Hanson of St. Cloud; brother-in-law Floyd Isaacson of Cokato; children Keith (Joanie) Hanson of South Haven, Maxine (Kim) Cates of Kingston, Barry (Laura) Hanson of Annandale, Peggy (Tom) Steinman of Willmar, and Nancy (Roger) Mann of Grand Rapids; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and Care Center roommate and good friend Don Danielson.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, sister Rosilyn Isaacson, and grandson Paul Cates.
He was born at home in French Lake Township on Aug. 11, 1920, to Fred and Edith (Ortquist) Hanson. LeRoy attended Lee Country School of rural French Lake, and honorably served his country as an M.P. in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific and was a member of the American Legion. He also was a long-time active member of Grace Lutheran Church and served on the church and cemetery boards. LeRoy was united in marriage to Gladys Johnson on Oct. 11, 1947. They farmed the family farm and he was also employed by Russell Morris Tiling, Cokato Lumberyard, and Northland Canning of Cokato.
He enjoyed farming and was remembered for his wonderful garden. Pallbearers are his grandchildren and honorary pallbearers are the great-grandchildren.
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