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Norman R. Hanson, 79

Norman Russell Hanson, age 79, of Howard Lake, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.

Norman’s funeral service will be Monday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are being handled by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com.

Norman was born Sept. 8, 1935, in Grove City, to Raymond and Mildred Hanson. He attended school in Willmar, and moved to Chicago, IL for a time, before returning to Minnesota .

Norman was united in marriage to Judith Swanson Oct. 28, 1967, in Minneapolis. This union was blessed with five children. They later moved to Howard Lake.

A hard worker, Norman enjoyed working on cars in his spare time. He retired from the Radisson hotel as an engineer.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judith; children Warren, Kristal, Russell (Debbie), Benjamin, and Amanda; grandchildren Jade Grunau, Nicole Niesen, Shane Hanson, Shelby Reid, Jessica Hanson, Jenny Hanson, Russell Hanson Jr., Eric Miller, and Levi Miller; a sister, Floris (Donald) Strand; nieces Gail Gilbert, and Mardee (Dean) Tjepkes; nephews Jeff (Cher) Strand, and Donald (Pam) Strand Jr.; along with several other relatives and friends.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, LeRoy.

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