Larry Hanson, 80, of Fulton, died Friday, March 13, 2020 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, March 18, at Faith Missionary Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Fulton, SD. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM prayer service.
Larry Roger Hanson was born September 3, 1939 in Tripp County to Ernest and Flora (Newland) Hanson. Just out of High School he joined the National Guard, until he was called up on Active Duty for the Army.
In 1960, Larry married the love of his life, Connie Cerney. He knew he was going to marry her before they even started dating.
Larry was a rancher/farmer for many years until he felt the Lord wanted him to move to Fulton, and put his kids in Bible School.
He was a Pastor at Shadley Valley and then Fulton, SD for a total of 25 years of preaching.
Larry called going to McDonalds with the guys his therapy. He loved visiting and telling jokes, and always looked forward to it.
In his later years his hobby was working on his acreage with his horses, driving his tractors, working with wood projects, etc.
He cherished his children and grandchildren, and enjoyed giving his grandchildren nicknames.
Larry is survived by his wife, Connie; children, Leslie (Annette) Hanson, Darla (Bud) Vlieger, Stacy Hanson, Lynette (Tom) Schulz; honorary children, Micheal and Yvette Novak family; grandchildren, Jacob Hanson, Kayla Bird, Trevor Vlieger, Katelynn, Victoria, Mira, Clay Schulz; great grandchildren, Lily, Todd, Skyla; and siblings, Jane (Bill) Roby, Stanley (Lue) Hanson, Mildred (Denny) Weber, and John Hanson.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and Rodney; and grandchildren, Leslie Todd Jr. and Samuel.