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Minot, ND  58701

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Odin Hanson

Odin C. Hanson, 93, Minot, died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in a Minot Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Odin was born May 13, 1919 in Pelican Rapids, MN the son of Fridthjof and Calma (Kind) Hanson. He was raised and educated in Pelican Rapids. Growing up in Pelican Rapids he got his first job at the local grocery store because he could speak Norwegian. He entered into active duty service with the U.S. Army 135th. Regiment 34th Infantry Red Bull Division. He honorably served his country in North Africa and Italy and was awarded 2 Bronze Stars & combat infantry badge.

Odin returned to Minnesota in 1945 and was united in marriage to Delores Schulz on June 17, 1946 at Moorhead. They moved to Minot in 1948, where he was employed with the Nabisco Company as a salesman for more than 34 years, traveling the states of North Dakota and Montana.

Odin was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, the Minot American Legion, Last Man’s WWII Club of Minot, and lifetime member of the Pelican Rapids VFW. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of his eye, as he enjoyed spending time with them along with attending many of their activities.  He loved family vacations and gatherings.

Odin’s loving family includes, wife of sixty-six years, Delores; children, Kyle (Celeste) Hanson, Minot, Signe (Jim) Schmelzer, Rochester, MN, Todd Hanson, Largo, FL, Julie (Harry) Thrailkill, Minot; grandchildren, Danny (Tasha) Hanson, Adam & Maija Schmelzer, Jacob, Liam & Matthew Thrailkill; Ten great grandchildren; brother in law: Warren Jensen, Canfield OH; grandson-in-law, Todd Behm, Minot; many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Odin was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Chandie Hanson-Behm and sister, Mae Jensen & mother in-law Margaret Schulz.

Funeral service: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in Christ Lutheran Church, Minot.
Graveside service: Monday, Septmeber 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls, MN.
Visitation: Friday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to Christ Lutheran Church, The Wounded Warriors Fund or an organization of the donor’s choice.
 


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MessageI am so sad to hear of Odin's passing. He showed me what a kind neighbor looks like. He always asked how we were doing, smiled and greeted, even came over to visit when I came home from college, even tho I beat him and ran over first most of the time!:) I will miss him and 8th ave. will not be the same. Take care all of you special people. I hope the great memories of a life well lived will help ease the pain.
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MessageWho could forget a neighbor who always had new Nabisco products in his garage to treat the neighbor kids? Such good memories. May the perpetual light of Christ shine on him and may your grief be eased knowing he is with God.
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MessageSigne, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I always loved spending time with your dad & mom. Thinking about all of you!
Chris & Steve
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MessageMrs. Hanson, Julie, and All Family Members,

I'm so sorry about your husband, dad, grandfather, great grandfather. No matter what age our loved ones are when they leave us, they are dearly missed. You are a special family.

Neola
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MessageSigne & Family,

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I enjoyed reading his life story; reading the part about obtaining his first job because he spoke Norwegian warmed my heart.

Take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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MessageDolores and Family,

My thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. I have many memories of his quiet kindness from events at Christ Lutheran as well as the old neighborhood. May you all find comfort in gathering together at this time.

Trina
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MessageOdin was always one of my favorites, my second dad. He was a great man and will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him and loved him.
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MessageSigne and Family,
Sorry to read of the passing of Odin.
Odin always had a great smile every time we came over to visit. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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MessageWe are thinking of you all--we have such great memories of time at Garmisch with you! Andy, Linda, Katie and Sarah
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MessageWe are thinking of you and we will all remember Odin fondly. We are sorry we will not be here but our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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MessageDear family of Odin,
I am sad that Odin is no longer with us. He was a great uncle and gave me many fun,wonderful memories. I grieve with all of you, and am praying for peace and comfort in your hearts. Although I wont be able to attend the funeral, I will be there in spirit. Love Shelly
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MessageYou are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your Father was so kind to me as a child and I will remember him with great fondness.

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