ERVIN L. HANSON
November 18, 1924 - February 2, 2012
Memorial services for Ervin L. Hanson, 87, of Blue Earth, formerly of Frost, were held February 10, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Blue Earth. Ervin died February 2, 2012, at his home in Blue Earth.
Ervin Luverne Hanson was born November 18, 1924, in rural Blue Earth, the son of Oscar and Lydia R. (Finnestad) Hanson on the family farm rural Frost/Blue Earth. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church. He received education in country school and graduated from Frost High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed with the occupation forces in Korea.
In November, 1947, he married Delores Freichs and farmed the family farm and sold seed corn. To this union were born four children, Kathleen, Bruce, Douglas and Debbie. His wife Delares died in February of 1977. In November of 1978, he married Donna Ristau Huwe and they began life together in Blue Earth. Ervin was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, where he served as an Elder and sang in the choir. He was also a past member of the Kiwanis Club, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreighn Wars. Ervin worked as an insurance representative for Lutheran Brotherhood until his retirement in 1992.
Ervin was blessed with much musical ability and especially a fine tenor voice. He performed solos for literally hundreds of weddings and funerals. His specialty was gospel music and he served his Lord and Savior singing in church choirs and other church functions. He was honored to have sung the National Anthem for the State Republican Convention in St. Paul several years ago.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Hanson of Blue Earth; sons, Bruce (Sandy) of Blue Earth and Douglas (Cheryl) of Minneapolis; daughters, Kathleen (Ronald) Thompson of Frost and Debbie Wertjes of Kiester; stepson, Greg (Barbara) Huwe of Minneapolis; stepdaughter, Christine (Robert) Mellem of Seattle; a sister, Vivian Micthun of Frost; eight grandchildren: Hilary, Connor, Carter Hanson, Michele Peukert, Shannon Lett, Jacob and Jeremy Hanson and Dani Wertjes.
Ervin was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister, one grandchild-Jason Myers, and a step-daughter Sheila Everts.
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