February 21, 2000
Mr. Hanson was active in 4-H during his school years. He graduated from Waseca School of Agriculture in 1963 and from Austin Vo-Tech for auto mechanics in 1965. He married Linda Lawson in 1969, and was later divorced. He was an owner/operator driving for National Van Lines, an independent over-the-road truck driver, and most recently an auto mechanic. He enjoyed working on hot rods and doing custom engine work, gardening and his pet rabbits.
Survivors include Kenneth "KJ" and Renee Hanson (son) of Las Vegas, Nevada; Michael Hanson (son) of Owatonna, Minnesota; Marge Hanson (sister) of Woodinville; and Mary Hanson (mother) of Woodinville. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Hanson.
Funeral services were held Feb. 19 in Owatonna, Minnesota.