Dennis D. Hanson, 58

Published 7:01 am Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dennis Dean Hanson of Albert Lea, Minnesota, died Thursday evening, Dec. 8, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Albert Lea. He was 58 years of age.

Dennis was born Sept. 8, 1958 in Belmond, Iowa, the son of Roger and LaVonne (Clark) Hanson. He attended Belmond schools until moving to Mason City, Iowa, in 1965.



Dennis went into the trucking industry at a very early age and in 2006 he stepped out to create his own business, “Hanson Truck Line” in Albert Lea.

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Dennis kept very busy with his business and loved doing it. He was interested in car shows and his own hot rod in his spare time. Also had his dog Bella who was always at his side.

Dennis was a very generous man and shared his blessings with many. He had no children of his own but adopted many in his heart. When anyone was having a crisis in their life, Dennis would be there to comfort and help them through it. He loved helping others to meet their dreams in life.

He was elected to join into a car club in November of this year and enjoyed meeting new people and made lots of friends. In October of 2015 Dennis was given the gift of life thru a dear friend Steve Schiff who donated his kidney to him.

Those left to cherish his memory include three brothers: Loren Hanson (Diane) of Mason City, Iowa, Ronald Hanson (Tammie) of Mason City, Iowa, Eugene Hanson of Woodward, Iowa, sister Lois Schwartz of Manly, Iowa, many nieces, nephews and other family members and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Terry Hanson and wife Diane, sister Linda Thayer and husband Claude, niece Amanda Gomez Cook, nephew Scotty Phifer and two loving pets Bunky and Beaner.

Funeral services for Dennis will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. Pastor Linda Johnson Prestholt will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Albert Lea.