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Gordon L. Hanson

Gordon L. Hanson, 58, West Fargo, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Essentia Health, Fargo.

Gordon Lee Hanson was born July 25, 1952 at Glenwood, Minn. He was raised at Westport, Minn., and graduated from high school at Villard, Minn., in 1970. On May 12, 1973, he married Janice Vliem at Villard. They lived in Dawson, Minn., until 1981 when they moved to West Fargo.

He is survived by his wife, Janice; sons, Darian (fiancé, Karrie Mattson), Fargo and Brian (Alisha), Knoxville; granddaughter, Oliva; brothers and sisters, Marcella (Tom) Carsten, Oak Harbor, Wash., LeRoy (Deb) Hanson, Sartell, Minn., Bruce Hanson, Villard, Gary (DeeDee) Hanson, Spicer, Minn., Janet (Matt) Guennigsman, Sauk Rapids, Minn., Doug Hanson, Alexandria, Minn., and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Thelma (Holm) Hanson.

Visitation was held Monday at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, while a funeral service was Tuesday.

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