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Palmer J Hanson
November 25, 1920 - April 17, 2017

Place of Birth: Burke County, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 96

Palmer J. Hanson, 96 of Williston, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 17, 2017 of age-related natural causes at CHI St. Alexius Hospital in Williston, ND. His funeral arrangements are with Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston.

Palmer was born on November 25, 1920 on the family farm in Burke County, North Dakota to Peder and Kari (Wold) Hanson, he joined a family of ten siblings. After high school graduation from McGregor High School, he attended and graduated from the Wahpeton State School of Science. Palmer then went to Seattle, Washington for work at Boeing Aircraft for two years. He volunteered and served in the Navy in WWII, coming home to farm, work for Cenex and work in several managerial positions within the gas division of MDU. In 1982 after 25+ years he retired from MDU.

He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith and was a faithful member of First Lutheran Church in Williston. In the spring of 1948, Palmer married Hilda Tvedt with son Perry born in 1950. Hilda passed away in 1955. In 1958, Palmer married G Lillian Skarphol with son Lee born in 1959; Lillian passed away in 1997.

Palmer is survived by his two sons: Perry (Beth) Hanson, Shoreview, Minnesota and Lee (Judith) Hanson, Genoa, Nevada; his beautiful 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.


Memorial Contribution
Memorials should be sent to Bethel Lutheran Home, Williston, ND to continue their wonderful ministry to their residents.

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Jennifer Reed
Apr 18, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Know that God is aware of the tears you are shedding. (Psalm 56:18) He will soon do what is said at Acts 24:15, which promises us of a resurrection of our loved ones. May that bring you hope. Take comfort in your good memories and allow your family and loving friends to help you through this difficult time.
Ronald Opland (Minot, ND)
Apr 20, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the family. I worked with Palmer at Federal Crop Insurance many years ago. Was a good man.
mark and laurie wrolson (williston, nd)
Apr 20, 2017
Palmer was such a wonderful man, I really enjoyed visiting with him at Bethel and if I would be a few minutes late for church at Bethel he would point at his watch and give me his grin, he had a great sense of humor and was so proud of his sons and family. Ours prayers are with you all at this time
Larry and Linda Rolfstad (Rapid City, SD 57702)
Apr 20, 2017
Rest in Peace
Lavonne (Dixon) Ptacek (Oakes, North Dakota)
Apr 20, 2017
Thinking of you Perry and the rest of Palmer's family. I always enjoyed talking to him whenever I saw him. Hold fast to your memories.
Nancy Hoffelt (Williston, ND)
Apr 21, 2017
Palmer was such a wonderful role model. A man of real integrity, he loved his family, lived his faith, and looked at the world in a positive way. He brightened the day for many of us with his cheerful, outgoing personality. Always do your best was his approach to every task. I treasure the memories I have of working with your dad on projects over the years. God Bless his memory and his loving family as you mourn the loss of one so dear.
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