Norman Hanson, age 82, of LeRoy, MN passed away Sunday February 18, 2018 at Twin Rivers in Cannon Falls, MN.
Memorial Services for Norman Hanson will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday February 23, 2018 at LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy with Rev Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place in LeRoy Lutheran Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be held 5-7 P.M. Thursday February 22, 2018 at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy and will continue for 1hr prior to the service at the church.
Norman J. Hanson was born February 9, 1936 to Otto and Alma (Lovestuen) Hanson in Roland, Iowa. He attended and graduated from Roland High School in 1954. Norman was drafted into the United States Army and served from 1956-1958 as an instructor. After his honorable discharge from the Army, Norman went to obtain a bachelors degree from Luther College and a master’s degree from University of Missouri. He started teaching in the LeRoy-Ostrander School District in the early 1960’s and taught there for the majority of his career as a science teacher. On August 13, 1966 he was united in marriage to Janet Hetager at Calvary Lutheran Church in Hendrickson, MN. He loved doing wood working, fishing, and hobby farming.
Norman was active in the LeRoy Lutheran Church, LeRoy Lions, 4-H and the LeRoy Area Historical Society as Treasurer. He loved to attend a couples Card Club and announced for LeRoy-Ostrander High School football games. Norm participated in the State and National Teachers Organizations, he was a Sunday School Teacher, was on the Church Trust Board, and volunteered for the Mower County Red Cross Disaster work for floods and tornadoes.
Norman is survived by his children Keith (Amy) Hanson of St. Peter, MN, Beth Hanson of Red Wing, MN, and Jeff (Shannon) Hanson of Goodhue, MN; 8 grandchildren: Taylour Hanson, Samm Hanson, Rhys Hanson, Clare Zadra, Marin Zadra, Tyler Hanson, Josh Hanson, and Riley Hanson; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Janet, and two brothers Harley and Orlin James “Jim” Hanson.