Lyle Hanson, 1924-2019

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Lyle Kenneth Hanson, 94, was called home to the Lord Monday, March 11, 2019, at his home with many family members at his side.

Lyle Hanson

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Sean Forde will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place later in East Freeborn Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea area veterans groups.

Lyle was born April 24, 1924, in Freeborn County to Roy and Palma (Skophammer) Hanson.

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Lyle graduated from Albert Lea High-school in 1942 and enlisted in the Army in 1946. He was in the 11th Airborne Division, serving in the Army as a paratrooper.

On returning, Lyle married the love of his life, Ann Marie Loge, on Sept. 17, 1950.

Together Lyle and Ann raised three children: Peggy, Sue and Brian.

Lyle was hardworking, a man of strong faith, devoted husband, loving father, awesome friend and amazing grandfather and great-grandfather. Church and family were foremost. Lyle’s life was steeped in tradition and was prevalent in his final days. His family cherished and honored him, his friends respected and depended on him. This is the life and legacy he both lived and taught. He respected and honored all as his family honors and celebrates his life.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Ann Hanson, of 68 years; children Peggy (David Schulman), Sue (Roger Tharaldson) and Brian (Shari Hanson); grandchildren Jill Tharaldson, Jennifer (Damon Lee), Joslynn Tharaldson, Thor Hanson and Noah Hanson; great-granddaughter, Kayla Tharaldson; and great-grandson, Jace Harris.

His hands were large, but all who knew him know they paled in comparison to the size of his heart.

He was very much loved and will be missed by his entire family.