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Lorace “Hawk” Henry Hakanson

Feb. 18, 1941-Oct. 24 2012

October 25, 2012
Minot Daily News

Hawk grew his angel's wings at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was born in Harvey on Feb. 18, 1941, to Walter and Anna (Solheim) Hakanson.

Hawk graduated from Fessenden High School in 1958 and went on to college at NDSU and graduated with a degree in Agriculture Economics. He served in the Air Force from 1966-1972. Hawk was very proud to be a veteran.

He worked at Federal Land Bank in Fargo, Lakeside State Bank in New Town, Farmers Home Administration (FHA) in New Town, and State FSA offices in Bismarck and Fargo until his retirement at age 62.

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In 1963 he married the one and only love of his life, Gloria Pellett, in Fessenden. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Hawk enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, "tinkering," and especially spending time with his family during the summer months at the lake. If anything needed to be fixed, you asked Hawk. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo. Church was very important to him and he enjoyed his adult Bible study group.

Hawk is survived by: Gloria, his loving wife of 49 years; his children, Mark (Stacey), Marne (John), Dana (Jeff); his grandchildren, Johnathan (J.C.), Jesston, Jaron, Cody, Cambri, Caden, Carli, Jaydon, and Brandalyn; his siblings, Owen (Elaine) Hakanson, and Arlys (Alden) Pederson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Anna.

Visitation: Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral service: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at 10 a.m., in Hope Lutheran Church - South Campus, Fargo.

Burial: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, 11 a.m., at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit the website at (



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