Larry Hanson, 69 of Roslyn, died on Monday, January 1, 2018, at Strand-Kjorsvig Community Rest Home in Roslyn at the age of 69 years, 4 months and 22 days.
Memorial services were held on Monday, January 8, at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster, Diane Hoines officiated. Inurnment will be at a later date in Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery near Butler.
Larry Allen Hanson was born on August 10, 1948, to Erwin and Hazel (Nelson) Hanson at Peabody Memorial Hospital in Webster, SD. The family made their home on a farm east of Butler in Butler Township, Day County. He was baptized and confirmed at Butler Lutheran Church. He began country school near his home and finished elementary school in Bristol. After he received his education he worked for area farmers.
He married Karen Wirkus on October 30, 1970, at Webster. After their marriage the couple lived in Langford. He worked for Kevin Carson on his farm for many years plus other farmers in the area. Because of his health he had to retire early. He lived in Roslyn before entering Strand-Kjorsvig Community Rest Home in Roslyn in 2006.
Survivors include two sons, Troy Hanson and Stacy (Jennifer) Hanson both of Langford; and one brother, Claire Hanson of Langford.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son.