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Roy Hanson

Aug. 10, 1923-May 28, 2010

Roy S. Hanson, 86, of Frazee, died Friday, May 28, 2010 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee.

Roy was born to Nils and Caroline (Herberg) Hanson on August 10, 1923 in Lake Eunice Township, rural Becker County. He was raised and educated in the Lake Eunice Township area. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

After his service in the military, Roy returned to the Detroit Lakes area and drove truck for various trucking companies in the area. He later worked for the Mobile Gas Station and Northstar Dairy, before starting his career at Swift Company. Roy worked as an engineer at Swift from 1964 to 1989.

During his retirement years, Roy enjoyed fishing, playing cards, word find puzzles and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. He was also active with his grandchildren and enjoyed helping them with their 4-H projects. He had a special connection with his children, not only as their father, but also as the mother they never had. Roy will always be remembered as a devoted father and grandfather.

Surviving Roy are his son, Dennis (Janice) Hanson of Detroit Lakes; two daughters, Bonnie (Ernie Anderson) Danzeisen of Detroit Lakes and Dawn "Cookie" (Don) Pechia of Rochert; nine grandchildren, Jamie (Suzie) Danzeisen, Jody (Josh Moore) Pechia, Heather Hanson, Angela Pechia, Kelly Hanson, Brandon Pechia, Casey Hanson, Lindsey Anderson and Jessie Pechia; nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Amella Bertram of Detroit Lakes; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Roy in death were his parents; three brothers, Ivan, Louie and Harvey; and six sisters, Johanna "Marie" Crosby, Julia Meath, Nanda Gobel, Guida Johnson, Emma Olson and Olga "Sally" Root.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.

A memorial is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 at Bakke Lutheran Church, rural Detroit Lakes.

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