Glenn H. Hanson, 75, of Devils Lake, ND, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo surrounded by his loving wife and children.
Funeral services were today, Monday, July 30, at Zion Lutheran Brethren Church in Maddock with Pastor Luther Mathison officiating. The eulogy was given by Duane Herman, with scripture readings and a poem by Brian and John Hanson. Burial was in the Stony Lake Lutheran Cemetery, rural Minnewaukan. Military rites were accorded by the North Dakota Military Honors Team.
Casket bearers were his sons, Layle, Brian, John, Joel and Jeremy Hanson. Music was from Alyssa Hanson, soloist, with Kathy Daeley, pianist.
Glenn Hilding Hanson was born May 14, 1937, at Maddock, ND, to Gunder and Helga (Nelson) Hanson. He attended the Eldon Township rural school. Glenn served three years in the Marines, earning the rank of sergeant and also received his GED while in the military. Glenn graduated from Minot State College with a degree in psychology. He married Joyce Vang on December 13, 1958 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Devils Lake. They made their home in the Devils Lake, Oberon and Minnewaukan areas and have lived in Devils Lake for the last 33 years. Glenn was a painting contractor and operated Hanson Painting Service for 40 years with the business now being operated by his sons, Joel and Jeremy. He was licensed to preach by the First Baptist Church of Devils Lake, preaching in many area churches, filling in whenever called.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce of Devils Lake; five sons, Layle (Emy) Hanson of Starkweather, ND, Brian (Rhesa) Hanson of Fargo, John (Flora May) Hanson, Joel (Sheryl) Hanson and Jeremy (Wendy) Hanson, all of Devils Lake; four daughters, Shelly (Dennis) Weed of Minnewaukan, ND, Connie Ebach of Beaumont, TX, Charlene Wallace and Cheri Hanson, both of Fargo; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Orpha (Duane) Howard of Sheyenne, ND; a half-sister, Marie Chapman of Washington State; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Doris Gilbertson; a half sister, Dorothy Zieman; and three half-brothers, LeRoy, Marvin and Donald.
Online condolences may be left at www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com.
The Nelson Funeral Home of Maddock was in charge of the arrangements.