Webster: Lowell Hanson, 63, of Webster died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Mary House Long-Term Care Center in Pierre.
His funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at American Lutheran Church in Webster, with the Rev. Jan FitzGibbon officiating.
Burial with military rites will be in Webster Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster, and prior to services on Monday.
Lowell Kent Hanson was born Tuesday, October 26, 1948, to Henry and Dorothy (Madsen) Hanson at the Peabody Memorial Hospital in Webster. The family lived northwest of Webster in Webster Township, Day County. He was baptized at Skudesnes Lutheran Church and confirmed at American Lutheran Church. He attended country school near his home, graduated from Webster High School in 1967 and attended college in Ellendale, North Dakota. In April 1968, he entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. After his discharge in March 1970, he returned to Webster.
In September 1970, he married Wendy Peterson in Waubay, South Dakota. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Waubay, then in the Black Hills, Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota. He worked on the oil rigs, broke horses, did tree trimming, carpentry and worked at Homestake Mine. In 1974, the couple returned to Webster, where he owned and operated Bob's Bar until 1977. In 1979, he moved to Eureka, then returned to Webster in 1981 and retired due to health.
He was a member of American Lutheran Church in Webster. His hobbies included collecting antiques, auction sales, trapping, hunting and fishing.
Lowell passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, in Pierre, South Dakota, at the age of 63.
Survivors include one son, Joel Hanson of Vermillion, SD; two daughters: Joni (Chad) Steinle of Brookings, SD, and Staci Hanson of Spearfish, SD; two brothers: Dr. Richard (Beaty) Hanson of Eureka, SD, and Dennis (Sue) Hanson of Pierre, SD; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.