Fairmont Earl W. Hanson, age 73, of Fairmont, formerly of Winnebago, died peacefully Saturday, May 31, 2014, at his home. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Kris Hanson leading a time of prayer and reflection. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Blue Earth.
Earl was born Sept. 1, 1940, in Alden, the son of William and Carrie (Mickelsen) Hanson. Earl attended elementary school in Winnebago. Following a farm accident at age three, which left him permanently disabled, he lived in Cambridge, Faribault, St. Peter and most recently in Fairmont. The wonderful staff at HSI in Fairmont helped Earl enjoy cheering for the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, his favorite dessert pecan pie and visiting with his family and friends. He also worked with STEP Inc. for several years.
Earl is survived by his sister, Shirley (Buster) Hartman, of Winnebago, brother, Dennis (Sharon) Hanson, of Rochester, brother, Harlan (Judy) Hanson, of Vermillion, SD, sister, Doris Wood, of Wells, sister, Lynne (David) Smith, of New Castle, Ind., brother, Buzz (Pam) Hanson, of Blue Earth, brother, Jerry (Kris) Hanson, of Jordan and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a niece, Erin O'Neil and a brother-in-law, Grant Wood.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com
Memorial donations will are preferred to Hospice or the charity of the donor's choice.