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Lester Hanson July 20, 1908 - June 2, 2009

SPICER -- Lester Leroy Hanson, 100, of Spicer, died Tuesday at Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home in New London. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

He was born July 20, 1908, in Windom, to John and Augusta (Hofland) Hanson. He grew up on the family farm near Windom and attended country grade school.

He married Alice Sorenson on July 2, 1931, in Windom. They lived in rural Spicer and he worked at Despatch Oven in Minneapolis as a welder. He retired in 1972.

He is survived by his children: Dorothy (and Clinton) Hinseth of Sunburg, Donald (and Judy) Hanson of Rogers and Larry (and Deb) Hanson of Spicer; daughter-in-law: Elaine Hanson of New London; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister: Avis Hanson of Windom.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1988; son: Robert; one sister, three brothers, including his twin brother.