2013-01-03 / Obituaries

Roger G. Hanson, 70, of Pollock, S.D.

Roger G. Hanson, 70, of Pollock, S.D., died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Roger was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Mobridge, S.D., to Clemmet and Lydia (Kost)Hanson. He attended school in Pollock and graduated from Pollock High School in 1960.

Roger married Judy Davis on Nov. 24, 1961, at Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church. Following their marriage, they lived in Brookings, S.D., until Roger graduated from South Dakota State University in 1964. They then resided in Pollock and Roger farmed with his dad, while working part-time for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service at Herreid, S.D. In 1968, they moved to their present farm.

Roger taught anAG School to Veteran’s in the 70’s. He served on the Pollock School Board, Campbell County Extension Board, Pollock Lutheran Church Council, Oahe-Sub-Conservancy District Board-Advisory Board of the Spring Creek Watershed District, President of Mid-Dakota Polled Hereford Assn. and was a 4-H leader for many years. Roger liked working with cattle and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Roger is survived by his wife, Judy of Pollock; one son and two daughters-in-law, Troy and Jamie Hanson of Pollock and Sandra Hanson of College Station, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, LaNae and Mark Harberts of Freeman, S.D.; eight grandchildren, Travis Hanson, Teirany Quinn, Davis, Taylor, Alexis, James, and Jacob Hanson and Charles Harberts; two great-grandchildren, Skyler Hanson and Breydan Quinn; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Irve and Jean Hanson of Pollock, and Clifford and Elsie Hanson of Spearfish, S.D.; one sister, Joan Langbehn of Lewistown, Mont., as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Wade, and mother-in-law and fatherin law.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Pollock Lutheran Church, Pollock, with Pastor Ramona Hayes officiating. Organist was Lori Larson. Congregational hymns were “I Love to Tell the Story,” “Amazing Grace,” “I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry.”

Ushers were Rick Chewakin and Larry Renner.

Casketbearers were Travis Hanson, Danny Gjefle, Sherman Renner, Duane Fjeldheim, Ed Kalianoff and Curt Ryckman.

Honorary casketbearers were nieces and nephews.

Burial was in Spring Creek Cemetery, Pollock.

Please visit www.myersfh.com to sign the online guestbook and to share memories of Roger with his family.

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