Leland LeRoy Hanson, 85, of Red WingLeland LeRoy Hanson, 85, of Red Wing, died Sunday at his home.
Leland LeRoy Hanson, 85, of Red Wing, died Sunday at his home. Born on Sept. 27, 1923, in Pierce County to Reuben and Grace (Hildreth) Hanson, he attended schools in Ellsworth and Prescott. For a number of years, he helped on farms and drove for an army base in South Dakota. He married Virginia Stein on June 18, 1949, at Lund Covenant Church. He worked for S.B. Foot Tanning Co. for 37 years and he also drove school bus for Lee Lines. He retired in 1985. He was a member of First Covenant Church where he served on several boards. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking and attending high school sports events.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Red Wing; two daughters, Jody (Gary) Ashley of Ramsey, Minn., and Jill (Kevin) Frazier of Red Wing; two sons, Joel (Barb) Hanson of Red Wing and John (Mary) Hanson of Hager City; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Reuben (Marji) Hanson of Chicago; two sisters, Bernice Johnson and Ruby Hanson, both of Chicago. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Beverly; one brother, Boyd Hanson; and one sister, Leila May Edblom.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Covenant Church with the Rev. Tim Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Lund Covenant Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Reinhart, Kurt Hanson, Tyler Hanson, Jeff Hesselman, Josh Brookshaw and Troy Marsh. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and one hour prior the service Friday at the church. Memorials preferred to the church or the donor's choice.