Marvin Hanson, 87Marvin Elmer Hanson, 87, died Saturday, November 26, 2011.
Marvin Elmer Hanson, 87, died Saturday, November 26, 2011.
Marvin was born July 11, 1924 in Hudson Township, the son of Elmer and Gerda (Dahlstrom) Hanson. He was raised on the family farm in Hudson Township, where he attended school.
Following Marvin’s schooling he joined the United States Army. Marvin served in Texas from 1949 to 1951. After his discharge from the Army, Marvin returned to Minnesota. He met Marcella Belohradsky and they were later united in marriage. The couple made their home in Alexandria and they were blessed with one son, Jeff.
Marvin began a career as an over-the-road trucker and worked for a number of different trucking companies in the Alexandria area. Eventually he was able to purchase his own rig and become an independent trucker.
On December 27, 1991 Marvin was united in marriage to Violet Syverson in South Dakota. The couple made their home in Almora. Following Violet’s death, Marvin moved to Parkers Prairie. Most recently, Marvin has been a resident at Bethany Home In Alexandria.
Marvin was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed traveling out West, playing cards with friends and family, and taking Violet dancing. He loved trucking and being an independent trucker. Marvin also liked to spend time tinkering in his garage and building things; he especially enjoyed rebuilding Cushman scooters. Marvin also enjoyed his caregivers at Bethany Home; they were good for each other. His sense of humor served him, his family and his friends very well.
His wife, Violet and one sister, Eldore Trousil, preceded him in death.
Marvin will be remembered with love by his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Dawn Hanson of Maple Grove; two grandchildren, Amanda Hanson and Nicholas Hanson and wife, Shannon; two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Serenity; three nephews, Merle Trousil and wife, Cindy, Roland Trousil and Warren Trousil; and one niece, Sonya Zeithamer and husband, Richard.
A funeral service was held December 1 at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. The Rev. John Martinson officiated. Kim Byrne provided music. Interment followed at Hudson Cemetery. Casket bearers included Merle Trousil, Jason Trousil, Gary Semmens, Nate Semmens, Myron Graff and Timothy Navratil. Honorary casket bearers included Roland Trousil and Warren Trousil. The American Legion Post 87, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 936 and the Minnesota National Guard accorded military honors.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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