Gerald "Jerry" A. HansonGerald "Jerry" A. Hanson, 86, Poplar, passed away peacefully on Aug. 26, 2012 at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, Hospice unit, having suffered a severe stroke on August 17, 2012.
Gerald "Jerry" A. Hanson, 86, Poplar, passed away peacefully on Aug. 26, 2012 at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, Hospice unit, having suffered a severe stroke on August 17, 2012.
He was born in Duluth on Feb. 7, 1926 to Albert and Sophia (East) Hanson.
Jerry retired from the Minnesota Power and Light Company after 37 years of service.
While employed, he was a member of the Minnesota Power Employees Credit Union, serving on their board of directors for several years.
He was also a master gardener and a member of the Duluth horticulture club, the Poplar Lions Club and the "AMPS" retirees of Minnesota Power.
Jerry was a lifelong member of the Duluth Hillside Methodist Church before joining Peace Lutheran Church in Poplar in 1993.
As a master gardener, he was a member of the Duluth Flower City of the North judging committee, judging gardens in the area. The Kitchi Gammi Club enjoyed Jerry's flower landscapes, annually, for many years.
He was an avid duck hunter, fisherman and camper. He loved to travel, visiting almost every state.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Bette) Lindgren Hanson; his step-children, Lee (Nancy) Lindgren, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Yvonne (John) Fuller, Grass Valley, Calif., Jack (Toni) Lindgren, Deerfield Beach, Fla., Darin (Carol) Lindgren, Pompano Beach , Fla., Sheila Lindgren, Pompano Beach, Fla.; his step-grandchildren, Noah Michael, Jonah Michael, Sarah Fuller, Heide Lindgren, Aaron Lindgren, Alyssa Lindgren, Hannah Lindgren and Luke Lindgren; a step-great-granddaughter, Amelia Michael and two nephews, John Ulven, Superior and Don (Jan) Carlson, Duluth.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Hanson; his parents, Albert and Sophia Hanson; a brother Tad Hanson; two sisters, Arlene Ulven Bouchard and Adele Carlson and a step-grandson, Mitch Lindgren.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 in the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Peace Lutheran Church in Poplar with Rev. Greg Gullicksrud, officiating.
Private burial will take place at Sunrise Memorial Park in Hermantown, Minn.
Pallbearers for the service will be Lee, Jack and Darin Lindgren, John Fuller, Don Carlson and John Ulven.
Honorary pallbearers will be Herb Moeller and George Carlson.
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