Funeral services for Dennis A. Hamson, age 74, of Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Pastor Kent Otterson will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the V.F.W. and American Legion Honor Guard. Interment will be at Bricelyn Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Dennis died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.
Dennis Arthur Hamson was born September 8, 1941 in Brush Creek Township in the Bricelyn and Mansfield area, the son of Bertus and Luella (Eilertson) Hamson. He grew up near Bricelyn, attending and graduating from Kiester High School. After graduation, Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Beeville, Texas as an aviation mechanic. After his discharge, he attended the vo-tech for auto mechanics. Dennis worked at Montgomery Wards before working at Streaterâs in various departments for 36 years. Dennis enjoyed remodeling houses, being in his garage building things, and card games, particularly Kingâs Corners. He liked going out to coffee at Nancyâs and Hy-Vee to see his friends, going to the State Park, and watching Wheel of Fortune and NCIS. He was a past member of the Eagles.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Julie Hamson; daughter, Denise (Mike) Urman; son, Daniel Hamson; granddaughters, Andrea Abrego, Larena and Isabel Urman; stepsons, Matthew Folie and Phillip (Kelly) Folie; stepgrandchildren, Marcus Folie, Zach and Axel Folie, Jason Folie, Kylie, Brekkyn, Rowan Kennedy; brothers, Dean Hamson, Kenneth Hamson, and Franklin Hamson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Susan Storlie, Linda (Steven) Kraushaar, Steven (Lori) Wagner, and Marilyn (Larry) Mason.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; sister Pearl in infancy and brother Darwin in infancy; sister, Darlene Schultz; brother, Omar Hamson; brothers-in-law, Jerald Schultz and John Wagner; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Phyllis and Archie Wagner.