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 Thief River Falls - Timothy W. Hanson, 54, of Thief River Falls, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 25, 2005.
  Funeral services were held  on Saturday, October 29  at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Honorary casket bearers included Marc Hanson, Steve Hanson, Albert Penas, Dan Gotthard, Wayne Rood and Dan Ecklund.
 Timothy Wayne Hanson, the son of Ervin and Bernice (Brekke) Hanson, was born on March 15, 1951, in Fosston. Tim grew up on a dairy farm near Erskine, graduating from Erskine High School in 1969. He attended the Thief River Falls Vo-Tech for auto mechanics, and worked for his uncle, Stanley Brekke, at his garage in McIntosh.  In 1972, he worked for Bob Skoglund in construction. 
 On Jan. 8, 1972, Tim was united in marriage to Jean Rood at Faith Lutheran Church at Thief River Falls.  In 1975, he started his own construction company, Hanson Construction, and he and his son, Marc, worked side by side until the time of his death. 
 He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Thief River Falls and served on it’s properties board. Tim loved his wife dearly and also his little sweetheart, granddaughter Sophia. He loved planting trees and gardening and especially wildlife, feeding and watching the geese. Tim has left a hole in many people’s hearts that will never be filled. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.   He is survived by his wife, Jean;  son, Marc of Thief River Falls;  daughter, Gretchen (Dan) Gotthard of Lynchburg, Va..; one  granddaughter; his parents, Ervin and Bernice Hanson of Erskine; three brothers, Steve (Mary) of Pasco, Wash., Nathan of Minneapolis and James of Bemidji; two sisters,  Mary (Lloyd) Gran of Erskine and Jane Hanson, in the Twin Cities;  special friends, Albert and Maxine Penas of Badger; in addition to several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
 Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents; one brother, David and one sister in infancy.