VisitationGood Shepherd Lutheran Church
Wheaton, MN 56296
Donald Scott Hanson, age 54, of Wheaton, Minnesota passed away Monday, July 1, 2019 in Kerkhoven, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. Cheryl Berg officiating.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 12th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service and Time of Sharing at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Visitation will continue Saturday morning one hour prior to service time at the church.
Burial will be in Bethania Cemetery, Rosholt, South Dakota. Urn bearers will be Donald’s children. Honorary urn bearers will be Donald’s seven grandchildren.
Donald was born to Kenny and Donna (Miller) Hanson on September 23, 1964 in Wheaton, Minnesota. He attended Wheaton High School and graduated in 1983. After gradation he moved to Denver, Colorado where he married Melodie (Beyer) and had two daughters Jennifer and Amanda. He moved back to Wheaton in the summer of 1985. He met Valerie (Ellingson) in 1988 and was blessed with a son Reece in 1990 and a daughter Natasha in 1991. He and Valerie were married in October of 1991 and were blessed with five more children: Brittany, Devin, Derrick, Dilon and Tori.
Donald worked for Jacobson Transport for six years. When Don wasn’t working he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, and being outdoors working on his vehicles. Don loved driving around and sitting outdoors watching people drive by. We will miss his smile and laugh and everyday phone calls.
Donald is survived by four sons: Reece (Rachelle) Hanson of Underwood, MN; Devin, Derrick and Dilon all of Wheaton; five daughters: Jennifer Hanson of Wheaton; Amanda Valtierra-Kellen of Tacoma, WA; Natasha (Levi) Nelson of Wheaton; Brittany Hanson (Chris Biederman) of Dalton, MN; and Tori Hanson of Wheaton; seven grandchildren: Chloe, Kiera, Zander, Liam, Logan, Larz and Ryleigh; two brothers: Dale (Rhonda) Hanson and Darin (Tracy) Hanson both of Wheaton.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents Kenny and Donna Hanson.