|LaMarr Hanson Sr., 79|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - LaMarr Hanson Sr., 79, died on Saturday, December 25, 2004 at the CNC unit of Northwest Medical Center, Thief River Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Mark Helgeland officiating. Casket bearers include Tom Hanson, Keith Hanson, Jim Trickle, Benjamin Olson, Nicholas Olson and Jerry Unruh. Military honors will be provided by the VFW and American Legion. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with a 7 p.m. prayer service and for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
LaMarr W. Hanson was born on March 2, 1925 in Thief River Falls, the son of Arthur and Clara (Mosbeck) Hanson. He grew up and attended Northrup Elementary School, Central Junior High School and graduated from Lincoln High School, Thief River Falls, in 1943. He joined the United States Navy in 1943, during World War II and served honorably for four years, earning the rank of Corpsman, E-4.
After his military service, LaMarr went on to work for the Soo Line Railroad in Thief River Falls for 40 years until his retirement in 1986.
In 1954, LaMarr was united in marriage to Dixie Gullikson and they were blessed with seven children.
He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, visiting his daughter Nancy, bike riding and taking walks with his dogs through the years. He also loved sports, especially football, hockey and baseball and could be seen at many Prowler and Little League games watching his children and grandchildren play. Only God can fill the hole that our father, our grandfather, our brother and our friend has left.
Survivors include children, Thomas J. Hanson of Waukegan, Ill. and LaMarr Hanson II of Thief River Falls, Nita Young of North Bend, Ore., Nicole Olson of St. Hilaire, Nancy Hanson of Red Lake Falls and Michele Hanson of Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren; brother, Keith (Nettie) of Bloomington, Ill.; nephew Eric and niece Gretta.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie; his son, Robert Charles Hanson; and his parents.