Hugh Carl Hanson passed away peacefully on April 4, 2020 in Duluth, MN, at age 73. He was born on July 27, 1946, to Clements Christian Hanson and Grace Margaret Susanne (Malmstrom) Hanson, who preceded him in death as did his older brother Roland Clements Hanson.
Hugh was a 1964 graduate of Barnum High School and attended the Machine Tools Technology program at Pine City Technical & Community College. After joining Gartner Refrigeration in Duluth, he earned Minnesota certification in pollution control energy and hazardous waste. He later ran Hanson Appliance in Barnum, and appreciated living in his home town with its connections to his family‘s history.
He married Carol Jean Olson on his birthday, July 27, 1972. They loved and supported each other through the next 47 years, sharing a love of photography and especially enjoying time fishing together. He is survived by Carol and her family, by his sister Connie Farney and her husband Douglas, and by many nieces and nephews and their families.
A memorial service is planned for a later date.
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