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Richard Hanson 02/01/2013

Richard Levi Hanson, age 93 of Ellsworth, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Prescott Nursing Home.  Richard was born the son of Charles and Carrie (Nash) Hanson on October 13, 1919 at home in Moeville, Pierce County, Wisconsin.  He attended the Lindgren Country School.  Richard farmed and spent 33 years with Pierce County Highway Department.  On July 19, 1941 he married Dorothy Boleen in Red Wing, MN.  He was a lifelong member of Bethel Mission Covenant Church, spending many years as an usher.  He raised a big garden, enjoyed cutting wood and fishing, a loved to spend time with his family.  Richard and Dorothy took in and helped out those they could in many different ways.  He had a quick wit, worked hard, and enjoyed eating at Perkins.  Richard took his first flight in an airplane in his mid 80’s.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Carrie Hanson; wife, Dorothy Hanson; great-grandchildren, Tony Ingli, Amber Rose Ingli; and 12 siblings.  Richard is survived by his children, Katherine (Robert) Priest, Janet (Bob) Karras, Linda (David) Dopkins, Dennis (Nancy) Hanson, Dan (Sandy) Hanson; 18 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 6 great great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Kruse; and many nieces nephews relatives and friends.  A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 2 pm at Bethel Mission Covenant Church.  Visitation was held on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 4-8 pm at Bethel Mission Covenant Church and also Tuesday from 1-2 pm.  Interment was in Bethel Mission Covenant Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.


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