Kenneth Frank Hanson, age 89, of Dassel, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the Dassel Lakeside Health Care Center.
He was born May 23, 1924, in Litchfield, the son of Frank and Emily (Pearson) Hanson.
Ken graduated from Litchfield High School in 1942; and served in the Army Air Force.
He was united in marriage to Edith Allen Aug. 25, 1945, while on furlough; Ken from the Air Force, and Edith from the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve.
In 1952, they moved to Dassel and raised four children.
Ken and Edith owned and operated Ken’s Food Market for 13 years. Ken later worked at 3M in Hutchinson until his retirement.
He was a member of the Lamson Evangelical Church, and attended the Oak Heights Covenant Church in Hutchinson.
Ken was also a member of the Dassel Commercial Club and the Nelsan-Horton Post 104 American Legion.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carving, biking, golfing, playing tennis, gardening, walking, traveling, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Ken is survived by his children, Ken Hanson of Cloquet, Kathy (and Virgil) Anderson of Dassel, Sheila (and Larry) Rossell of Atwater, and Scott (and Delores) Hanson of Darwin; grandchildren Jama (and Jon) Hansonbrook, Elizabeth Hanson, Zachery (and Julie) Anderson, Caitlin Anderson, Shara (and Marco) Marquez, Emily (and Ryan) Goodsen, Stacy Rossell, Mila Hanson, and Cyrus Hanson; great-grandchildren Micah, Abel, Milo, Eli, Jasper, Eva, Brittney, Ashtyn, Brenden and Ethan; and a brother, Lloyd Hanson, of Litchfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Edith; brother Donald; and sisters Lucille and Marian.
The funeral service took place Monday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Lamson Evangelical Free Church in Dassel, with Pastors Josh Hutchcraft and Todd Harris officiating. There was visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was in the Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield, with military honors provided by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-Haaglund Funeral Home in Litchfield; online guestbook at www.johnsonhagglund.com.