Dean Hansen

Dean Hansen, age 83, of Canby, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the age of 83 years, two months and 14 days at the Sanford Canby Medical Center.

A funeral service for Dean will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 7 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby, MN with Rev. Levi Bollerud officiating. Burial will be in the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery, Taunton.

Visitation will be 2 – 4 p.m. with a Prayer service at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 6 in the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel, Canby and will resume Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Dean Allen Hansen was born October 21, 1935 to Newton and Margaret (DeBates) Hansen in Pipestone County, Minnesota.

His family lived in various communities in Southwest Minnesota. Dean graduated from Minneota High School in 1954.

He married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Downing, on October 18, 1955. The couple farmed south of Canby where they raised their six children.

In 2003, they sold the farm and moved to Hendricks, MN where they enjoyed retirement for the next 11 years.

In 2014, they moved back to Canby. Dean entered the Sanford Canby Medical Center on December 16, 2018 where he passed away.

He was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Dean loved to fish and hunt with his brothers, sons and grandsons.

He enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He loved spending time outside sitting in the sun, listening to the birds, visiting with his kids and teasing the grandkids.

Grateful for having shared his life is his wife Margaret Hansen, Canby, MN; six children: Alan (Sandy) Hansen, Canby, MN, Loretta (Roger) Eischens, Canby, MN, Sharon (Brad) Fox, St. Leo, MN, Randy (Sandi) Hansen, Madison, MN, Ron (Janelle) Hansen, Little Falls, MN and Rick (Beth) Hansen, Canby, MN; 17 grandchildren: Sara (Tony) Abrahamson, Ryan (Alicia) Hansen, Daren (Zhenya) Hansen, Tonia (Roger) Ridler, Eric Eischens, Lisa (Scott) Voss, Gina (Kyle) Sheik, Justin Fox, Jessica Fox, Tierra Hansen, Tabitha Hansen, Tony (Ashley) Hansen, Charlie (Anna) Hansen, Holly (fiancee’ Joe Tetzlaff) Hansen, Reid Hansen, Alise Hansen and Grace Hansen; 18 great-grandchildren: Max, Jack, Will, Luke, Zachary, Claire, Abbygail, Megan, Brady, Hunter, Laila, Sydney, Ella, Nolan, Leo, Ben, Bree and Abby; five siblings: Bob (Evelyn) Hansen, Echo, MN, Jim (Marlys) Hansen, Bemidji, MN, Jerry (Rose) Hansen, Alexandria, MN, Larry (Gail) Hansen, Backus, MN and Judy Peterson, Olathe, KS; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Newton and Margaret; grandson, Kyle Hansen; two sisters: Betty (Howard) Geihl and Beverly (Erling) Kompelien; and brothers-in-law: Wayne Peterson and Frances Downing. Blessed be his memory.

Dean Hansen

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