Hanson, Thomas Arthur passed away on January 14th, 2016 at home surrounded by his son, Greg and friend Joyce. He was 72. Tom was born June 14th, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN to Arthur and Hazel Hanson. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1961. He attended the U of M and graduated with an AA degree in 1964. In 1966, Tom enlisted in the US Army and served 5 years. On Aug. 17th, 1968 he married Judith Krug. Tom dedicated 27 years to serving on the Minneapolis Police Dept. He earned his way through the ranks and retired on June 12th, 1993 as a Lieutenant. After Tom retired he and Judy moved to Emily, MN where they built a home on Lake Roosevelt. Tom enjoyed the lake, cars, fishing, watching his grandchildren’s many activities and spending time with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Judy; mother, Hazel and father, Arthur. He is survived by his son, Greg (Brenda); grandchildren, Brooke & Ty; sisters, Sharon (Art) Mitchell, Marlys (Paul) Winkelman, Barbie Lockler; brothers, Brian (Barb) Hanson, Rick Hanson, Steve (Lorraine) Hanson; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, Joyce Peterson. Memorial service Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 11:00 AM, visitation 10:00 AM at Crosslake Lutheran Church, 35960 County Rd. 66, Crosslake, MN 56442.
Published on January 16, 2016