Spring Valley Sun, March 25, 1937, p. 5, col 4
H. P. Hanson
Hans P. Hanson war born to Peter Hanson and Marit Aasagaard June 22, 1868, in Osterdalen, Norway. He came to America with the family in 1868 and settled here in Spring Lake, where his father took up a homestead. Here he grew to manhood. October 14, 1880, he married Anne Folden, who, had come from Norway the previous spring. After living with the groomÂ’s parents three years the young couple bought the Ole Gardner farm where they lived until 1903, moving to Spring Valley where they made their home until their deaths. Mr. Hanson was employed by the late John Tanberg Implement Co. and also by Logan Sieberns; later he was in business by himself. His wife died Feb. 23, 1935. Two sisters, Mrs. Mead Bailey and Mrs. Caroline Johnson, and one brother, John P. Hanson, preceded him in death. Only a one brother, Ole P. Hanson of Elmwood, survive.
Surviving him are nine children: Peter of Spring Valley, Mrs. Raymond Fishback and Mrs. Neal McGuire of Monteca, Calif., Mrs. Lacon M. Case of Fort Bliss, Texas, Mrs.. Frank Schad of Heron Lake, Minn., Herman, Willie, and Miss Lillian of Minneapolis, Oliver, of Harlowton, Mont. Also grandchildren and three great-grand-children, besides many more distant relatives. Two children died in infancy.
He had suffered from a cold for a few weeks On Saturday, March 18, he became suddenly very ill and it soon be came evident that his days were numbered. Tuesday morning March 16, he died.
Funeral was held from the home and the Spring Lake Lutheran church Sunday, Rev. Berven officiating. Special singing was furnished by choir with L. E. Larson at the organ. All the children, with the exception of two daughters in California and one in Texas, attended the funeral.
Others from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. 0. P. Hanson and Ida and Oscar, Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Hanson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Gaylen Lamon and children and Mrs. Otis Lamon, of Elmwood; Ella and Robert. Hanson of Emerald; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Waidesko and daughter, Mrs. Hannah Krellwitz and Miss Clara Hugo of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Car1 Magnuson, Miss Leona Nordin, Miss Gladys Mace, Miss Ruth Anderson and Kenneth Meland, of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dupere and Diane and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bliesner, of Baldwin; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lee and 0. B. Jorgenson, of Glenwood City; Otto Hanson of Pittsville and Vin Hanson of Madison.
Burial was made in the Spring Lake cemetery, with three grandsons, Harvey, Otto and Vinton Hanson and three nephews, Oscar, Helmer and Robert Hanson, as pall-bearers. Six grand-daughters acted as flower bearers - Mrs. D. J. Neilson, Mrs. Joe Dupere, Mrs. J Gaylen Lamon and the Misses Grace, DeLois and Jean Hanson.
By his death the Spring Lake congregation, of which he was a founder, has lost one of its most faithful members and generous supporters. Rarely did he miss a service. It was due largely to his initiative that a new church was erected after the former building had been destroyed.
As a tribute to his memory the Spring Lake Aid gave $5 to the missions of the Lutheran church. In his memory the children gave $25 to the Spring Lake church, $5 to the church choir and, $5 to Station WCAL; a gift to the missions of $9 was made by the grandchildren. Other gifts in his memory to the Spring Lake church, the missions, the Old PeopleÂ’s Home at Stoughton and Ebenezer Home at Minneapolis and Station WCAL were made by Mr. and Mrs. 0. P. Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Jacobson and Ida, Mrs. Gertrude Stein and family, Mr. and Mrs. S. Dahlman, N. H. Gaarden and family, Mrs. Peter Folden and family, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Anderson, Josie Banks, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hendrickson and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ivar Thompson and Ole 0. Jacobson and family.
Contributed by Joe Waddell