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Dan Hanson

Nov. 4, 1945-June 26, 2012

June 30, 2012
Minot Daily News

Daniel Hanson, 66, Minot, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Trinity Hospital in Minot.

Daniel A. Hanson was born Nov. 4, 1945, the son of Orville and Doris May (Jackson) Hanson, in Minot. He was raised on the family farm near Carpio, and in 1952, moved with his family to Minot, where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Model High School in Minot in 1963.

Dan married Jody Larson on May 27, 1966. They made their home in Minot, where he started working for Great Northern Railway in September 1967. He retired from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in 2005.

He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Aerie Clubs in Minot.

He enjoyed collecting antiques, playing pool and darts. Dan was an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast.

Surviving family includes: Jody Hanson, of Rice Lake; children, Joel (Kristi) Hanson and their children, Jordan and Carter, all of Minot; Joan (Shane) Johnson and their son, Tyler, all of Discovery Bay, Calif.; and Josh (Michelle) Hanson and their children, Mackenzie, Hunter, Tatum, Piper, all of Minot. Daniel is also survived by aunts, cousins and his dog, Harley.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Doris "Gran" Hanson.

Funeral: Monday, July 2, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Congregational United Church of Christ, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Sunday, July 1, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred.

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