5-7:00 P.M. Friday, October 1 in Bethesda Lutheran Church, Moorhead MN.
1-2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 2 in Bethesda Lutheran Church, Moorhead MN.
7:00 P.M. Friday, October 1 in Bethesda Lutheran Church, Moorhead MN.
2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 2 in Bethesda Lutheran Church, Moorhead MN.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
James “Jim” Allen Hanson, 71, Moorhead, MN, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010, under the loving care of his family. He was born on January 17, 1939, in Roscoe Township, MN to Melvin and Ora (Romo) Hanson. He graduated valedictorian of his class from Pine Island High School in Pine Island, MN in 1956. He graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN in 1961. During the internship year at Luther Theological Seminary, Jim married KariJo Herbranson, his college sweetheart, on June 15, 1963. Jim was ordained at Land’s Lutheran Church near Zumbrota, MN on June 6, 1965. He was called to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Valley City, ND from 1965 to 1977, and to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, ND and Blanchard Lutheran Church in Blanchard, ND from 1977 until his retirement in 2001. He taught Psychology at Valley City State College for two years, was active in the Jaycees, Rotary, Sons of Norway, Kiwanis, Hospice Chaplain, Chaplain twice at the ND House of Representatives, and Hillsboro Summer Musicals. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Bethesda Lutheran, Blanchard Lutheran, or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, KariJo, son, Tim (Sue), daughters Karis Hanson and Julianne (Jeff) Canning, grandchildren Alexis Kline and Kari Larson, a brother Duane (Charlene) Hanson, sister-in-laws Carol Jean (Gordon) Bordsen and Marlene Herbranson, brother-in-law Kai (Joan) Herbranson and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Tom Herbranson.