Howard “Howie” Hanson
Howard “Howie” Hanson, 65, Lake Mills, formerly of Austin, Minn., passed away of natural causes at home, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at Bonnerup Funeral Home, Albert Lea, Minn. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Hayward Lutheran Cemetery.
Howard was born Feb/ 9, 1955 to Palmer and Bernice (Hoyne) Hanson in Albert Lea, Minn. He grew up on the family dairy farm near Oakland and graduated with the class of 1973 from Austin High School.
Howard went to vocational school and spent over 20 years proudly selling conveyors.
In 1994, he married Mary Pinter and by 1995, he lovingly adopted his three daughters.
He enjoyed camping and the outdoors most of his life, had an avid interest in genealogy, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and following their activities. Howard always found an open ear to talk and listen with; his laughter and sense of humor will be missed by many.
Howard is survived by his daughters: Jessica (Morrie) Monroe, Fort Atkinson; Jennifer (Walker Hovey) Hanson, Nashua; and Laura (Jeremy) Frana, Stanley; grandchildren” Haylee, Theresa, Jayden, Jaxson, Alexis, and Asher; brother, Darwin Hanson, Albert Lea, Minn.; and nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.