Saying Goodbye

On April 10th, Herb Hanson passed away at his home in Becker, MN at the age of 73.

Herb spent 25 years of his life employed here at Olympic. He was a loyal employee, a respected supervisor and a great friend.

Below is Herb's obituary as it read in the Star Tribune 4/12/05.

He was born on January 31, 1932 to Oden and Blanch (Wendlund) Hanson in rural Brooten. Herb was raised on the family farm and graduated from high school in Brooten. He served his country in Korea with the Army. After being discharged, he was married to Jacqueline Paulson on September 15, 1956 in Brooten. For the last 9 years he has lived in Becker where he was active in many community groups. He was a member of Becker Faith Lutheran Church, former member of Isanti Faith Lutheran Church, member of the Becker Lions and of the Sherburne County Historical Society Building Committee. He worked at Minneapolis Kraus-Anderson, where he worked for 25 years. He also worked at Olympic Companies since 1979. Herb is survived by his wife Jackie; children, Dean (Judy) of Braham, Desiree (Jon Miller) of Sartell, and Dale of Becker; grandchildren, Daniel, Hannah, Casey, Carlie, and Destinee; step-granddaughters, Amber and Ashley; sisters Lucille Nelson of Fergus Falls, Edythe Baalson of Litchfield, and Ramona (Deane) Reese of Brooklyn Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Winifred and Elda.

Herb will be missed by the many family members, friends and colleagues he leaves behind.



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