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Gerald Hanson

March 22, 1947-June 3, 2008

Gerald "Jerry" Hanson, 61, of Frazee, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.

Gerald "Jerry" Hanson was born to Floyd and Thelma (Clark) Hanson on March 22, 1947 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He grew up and attended school in Glenwood, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Navy and was discharged October of 1970.

Jerry married Marilee Bryant on June 28, 1982 in Treynor, Iowa. Together they enjoyed their summers on Little Man Trap Lake in northern Minnesota for a short while, before moving to Toad Lake.

Jerry was a very talented contractor who could fix anything, whether it be construction, wood working or mechanics. Jerry completely remodeled and constructed additions to their lake home on Toad Lake, which he thoroughly enjoyed and took pride in everything he did, especially his wood working shop and his gardens.

Jerry was a very prideful man who will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Surviving Jerry are his wife of 25 years, Marilee Hanson of Frazee; three sisters, Fern (Ted) Allan of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Cheryl (Steve) Clites of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., and his twin sister, Geraldine (Ron) Herd of Scribner, Neb.; one brother, Richard (Wanda) Hanson of Council Bluffs; several nieces and nephews and his two Yellow Labs, Sophie and Sammie.

Preceding him in death were his father and mother, Floyd and Thelma Hanson; one brother, Harold Hanson; one sister, Frances Hanson; and one nephew, Kevin.

A Memorial Service in his honor is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at Zion Congregational Church, 101 East Main, Treynor, Iowa. Lunch will be served after the service.

Memorials may be sent to the Treynor Fire Department in Treynor Iowa or Roger Maris Cancer Center, P.O. Box MC, Fargo, ND.

Wright Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. An online guestbook and video tribute are available at