Walter M. Hanson, 88, a longtime Lake Region area farmer, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake with loving family at his side. Funeral services for Walter will be held on Monday, February 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Rev. Jeff Nicla officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. with a time of remembrance at 5 p.m. Visitation on Monday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Walter will be interred in the Devils Lake Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team. Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.