Donald Hanson

Donald M. Hanson, age 91, of Staples passed away on February 3, 2019 at this home in Staples.

He was born November 12, 1927 to Cecila (Eckes) and Henry Hanson in Moose Lake Township, Minnesota.

He was united in marriage to June Dumpprope April 10, 1950. They lived on their farm in the Leader area until 2016 and then made their home in Staples. He was a logger, farmer and adult foster caregiver. He enjoyed deer hunting, harvesting wild rice, roller skating and taking his donkey, Spook for a drive. He especially loved to cut wood. He used birch bark to make bird houses and baskets. He also carved  his favorite prayers and verses in wood and gave them to family and friends. He always greeted everyone with a big hello and warm welcome. His kindness and humility were an example to those he met. He will be missed by many.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Rick; infant daughter, Patricia; granddaughter, Emmi and sister, Dorothy.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, June; children, Jeanne (Steve) Dailey of Oylen, Charlie Hanson of Rapid City, SD, Peggy (John) Sirucek of Leader, Glenda (Gary) Dauer of Leader, John (Sandra) Hanson of Absarokee, MT, Connie (Kenny) Winter of Verndale, Dale Hanson of Motley, Leasha (Bryan) Nyland of Leader, Larry (Laura) Hanson of Motley; daughter-in-law, Donna Hanson of Leader; also many grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Herbie (Elsie) Hanson of Motley; sister, Carolyn Sankey of Bloomington.

Funeral services for Don were held February 8, 2019 at the Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating.   

Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home, Staples. 

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