Sidney Hanson, 95Sidney Rudolf Hanson, 95, Alexandria, died January 19, 2011 at his home.
Sidney Rudolf Hanson, 95, Alexandria, died January 19, 2011 at his home.
Sidney was born October 8, 1915 in Nelson to Hans and Ana (Anderson) Hanson. He was confirmed by the Rev. P.E. Ording at Fahlun Lutheran Church and Crooked Lake on July 19, 1931. He graduated from Central High School in Alexandria in 1934 and left for California in 1935.
Sid was united in marriage to Margery Mae Curtis on March 7, 1942. To this union the couple was blessed with four children. Sid worked for his uncle, George, where he learned carpentry. Later he worked as a general contractor.
In 1972 Sid and Margery returned to Minnesota where they were owner and operators of Lake Andrew Resort and Interlachen Shores on Lake L’Homme Dieu. He was a member of the Elks Club, Lions Club, where he served as president, and 63 years in the VFW. He also enjoyed volunteering for many years at Knute Nelson. Sid enjoyed vacationing in Maui, Hawaii, where Margery and he celebrated their 50th and 60th anniversaries.
He is survived by his children, Sharon Rea Last of California, Larry Curtis Hanson of Arizona, Peter Allen Hanson of Colorado, and Patricia Ann Hanson of California.
A memorial service was held Saturday, January 29 at Fahlun Lutheran Church in Nelson with the Rev. Barbara Lund Thompson officiating.
Burial was at the church cemetery. Military honors were by American Legion Post 87, VFW Post 936 and Minnesota National Guard.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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