Richard Joseph HansenJuly 10, 1939 ~ October 14, 2017 (age 78)
In Loving Memory of
Richard Joseph Hansen
Richard Hansen was born on July 10, 1939 in Tracy, Minnesota to Leo and Mary Leonard Hansen. He grew up in the Currie area and graduated from Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in 1957. After graduation, Richard attended the South Dakota State University Ag Program. On February 11, 1961 he and Marilyn Mickelson were married at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie. Following their marriage they made their home and raised their family in the Currie area where Richard farmed for a number of years. In 1979 he went to work at the Tracy Farmer's Elevator and retired after 26 years. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church his whole life. Richard passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the age of 78. Richard enjoyed fishing and visiting with friends at coffee but he was happiest when he was in his garden or helping out on the family farm. He was well known for his huge garden and its produce, especially pumpkins, which he sold at local Farmer's Markets and out of the back of his pick up.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Hansen of Currie, MN, seven children and their spouses, Julie and Gary Hanson of Currie, MN, Michelle and Jeff Lammers of Redwood Falls, MN, Kristin and Dave Tiegs of Tracy, MN, Thomas and Heidi Hansen of Rochester, MN, JoEllen and Mike Olson of Princeton, MN, Kari and Steve Meyer of Tracy, MN, and Jodi and Travis Illg of Tracy, MN, 20 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five siblings, and their spouses, Fran and Ray Busch of Fulda, MN, Jim and LoAnn Hansen of Currie, MN, John and Kris Hansen of Currie, MN, Patty and Lawrence Carlson of Westbrook, MN, and Herb and Marsha Hansen of Dovray, MN, and many nieces, nephews and their families. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary, and one grandson, Nicholas Hanson.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie, MN on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. R. Paul Heiting officiating. The organist is Patty LeClaire. The song leader is LoAnn Hansen with special music by Marissa Hansen. The pallbearers are his grandchildren. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Currie, MN.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at IHM Church in Currie from 4-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday.