Dennis Hamson, 1941-2016

Published 10:25 am Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Funeral services for Dennis A. Hamson, 74, of Albert Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterson will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion honor guards. Interment will be at Bricelyn Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Online condolences are welcome at

Dennis died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Dennis Hamson

Dennis Hamson

Dennis Arthur Hamson was born Sept. 8, 1941, in Brush Creek Township, in the Bricelyn and Mansfield area. He was the son of Bertus and Luella (Eilertson) Hamson. He grew up near Bricelyn, attending and graduating from Kiester High School. After graduation, Dennis enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed in Beeville, Texas, as an aviation mechanic. After his discharge, he attended vocational school for auto mechanics. Dennis worked at Montgomery Ward before working at Streater in various departments for 36 years. Dennis enjoyed remodeling houses, being in his garage building things and card games — particularly King’s Corners. He liked going out to coffee at Nancy’s and Hy-Vee to see his friends, going to the state park and watching Wheel of Fortune and NCIS. He was a past member of the Eagles Club.

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Dennis is survived by his wife, Julie Hamson; daughter, Denise (Mike) Urman; son, Daniel Hamson; granddaughters Andrea Abrego and Larena and Isabel Urman; stepsons Matthew Folie and Phillip (Kelly) Folie; step-grandchildren Marcus Folie, Zach and Axel Folie, Jason Folie and Kylie, Brekkyn and Rowan Kennedy; brothers Dean Hamson, Kenneth Hamson and Franklin Hamson; and brothers and sisters-in-law Susan Storlie, Linda (Steven) Kraushaar, Steven (Lori) Wagner, and Marilyn (Larry) Mason.


Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pearl, in infancy; and brother, Darwin, in infancy; sister, Darlene Schultz; brother, Omar Hamson; brothers-in-law Jerald Schultz and John Wagner; and mother-in-law and father-in-law Phyllis and Archie Wagner.