Harry Francis Hanson, 81

Published 11:10 am Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Harry Francis Hanson, 81, of Austin, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Our House Memory Care.

Harry Hanson

Harry was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Newry Township, Minn., to Archie and Hattie (Braaten) Hanson. Harry worked at Hormel Foods and was a Naval veteran of the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1953. On Jan. 16, 1954, he was united in marriage to Lucille M. Schaefer in Austin.

Harry enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and his grandchildren. He was a member of Ramsey Golf Club and Meadow Greens Golf Club.

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Survivors include his wife, Lucille Hanson of Austin; children, Keith (Sue) Hanson of Austin, Ken (Glen Sue) Hanson of North Port, Fla., Julie (Joe) Michel of North Mankato, Minn., Jim (Ruth) Hanson of Northwood, Iowa, Ann (Dave) Forland of Austin; son-in-law, Greg Denisen of Austin; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Archie Hanson of Austin; sisters, Shirley Saaranen of Austin, Henrietta Greenameyer of Austin.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amy; brother, John; sisters, Katie, Millie and Cherry.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Glenn Monson and Rev. Karen Behling officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home. The family will also greet friends at a luncheon following the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.