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Mervin Hanson, 1933-2019

Memorial services for Mervin D. Hanson will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mervin Hanson

Mervin passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Wylie, Texas. He was 85.

Mervin D. Hanson was born July 19, 1933, in Albert Lea to Robert S. and Minnie M. (Bock) Hanson. After his schooling in Albert Lea, Mervin started working right away. He was a trucker for Mattson Truck Line for 25 years, worked at Land O’Lakes and he owned Du Drop Inn in New Richland.

On June 23, 1961, Mervin was united in marriage to Joyce A. (Rasmussen) in Albert Lea. To this union, four daughters were born.

When Mervin wasn’t working, he enjoyed camping near Red Wing, Hope and Elysian, where he could relax and spend time with his family. The family were members of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland. He loved time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his four daughters, Sandy (Bill) Hacker of New Richland, Laurie (Tom) Bergeson of Northfield, Judy (Warren) Olsen of Wylie, Texas, and Vicki Scrabeck of Janesville; eight grandchildren, Zach, Molly, Ashley, Brittany, Lindsey, Shelby, Samantha and Cory; three great-grandchildren, Avery, Andrew and Ayden; brother, Willis Hanson, of Albert Lea; sister, Maxine Narverud, of Auburn, Washington; sister-in-law, Gail Rasmussen, of Albert Lea; and many loving relatives and friends.

Mervin is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Hanson, in 2016; both parents; mother and father-in-law James and Lila Rasmussen; numerous brothers and sisters; brother-in-law, Jerry Rasmussen; sister-in-law, Barb Hanson; as well as many other relatives.