Dean S. Hanson, 58
Dean Hanson, of rural Starbuck, passed away on Aug. 5, 2017, in Starbuck. He most recently resided at Minnewaska Lutheran Home, when his treatment for leukemia and lymphoma required nursing home care. At Deanís request, there will be no funeral. A service in memory of Dean will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, in the commons of Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.
Dean Sheldon Hanson was born to Vernon and Ann (Borg) Hanson in Glenwood on Oct. 31, 1958. The family farm in Minnewaska Township provided woods, waters and fields for outdoor adventures with siblings and neighbors, and remained a touchstone his entire life.
Dean was a 10-year member of the Pleasant Hill 4-H Club. At Glenwood High School he participated in a wide array of activities, most prominently cross-country, tennis and choir. During his junior year his classmates voted him Best Mixer and he was selected to attend American Legion Boys State.
Dean was able to join his state championship 1975 Glenwood High School Cross Country team last October for induction into the Minnewaska Athletic Hall of Fame.
After graduating with honors from high school in 1977, he attended the University of Minnesota Morris. He lived and worked in Portland, Ore., Morris, Minneapolis and the Glenwood-Starbuck area.
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