Memorial services for Carlton “Roger” Hanson, age 81, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Roger died Friday, September 15, 2017 at his home.
Carlton “Roger” Hanson was born March 9, 1936 in Havana, North Dakota, the son of Halvor and Inga (Jones) Hanson. He grew up and attended school in Havana. On November 9, 1963, Roger married Celia Kaye Engel in Kidder, South Dakota. He worked for many years at Thermo King. Roger enjoyed spending time with family, working in his yard, playing cards with his wife, and watching the Vikings.
Roger is survived by his wife of 53 years, Celia Kaye Hanson; children, Mark, Chris (Tammy), Mike, and Susan; grandchildren, Linzy, David, Shawn, Kenneth, Ashley (Justin), Miranda, Christopher James, Madalyn, Brynn, Natalee, and Bradley; great-grandchildren, Colten, Brendon, and Griffin; brother, Loren (Mary Jean) Hanson; brother-in-law, David Engel; and many nieces and nephews.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Halvor and Inga Hanson; mother-in-law, Ruth Engel; father-in-law, Oscar Engel; brother, Jerry Hanson; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Howard Livingston; brothers-in-law, Edwin Engel and Leo Engel.