Noble  Hanson


Noble Hanson, of North Mankato, died Feb. 5 at age 90. Born in Grantsburg, WI, he moved to Minneapolis as a young man, met and married the girl of his dreams in 1950. He was a machinist, trophy shop manager and engraver, but his passion in work became driving bus for the school district in Torrington, WY. He competed in and won bus rodeos and became a trainer and bus rodeo judge. After moving to Washington state for a number of years, he moved with his wife to North Mankato to be near their two daughters and families. In the past decade, his family and friends became aware of another passion that consumed him - reading and studying the scriptures. He was often at his desk reading and copying passages that were meaningful to him and he would give post-it sized notes to people who asked or who he thought needed encouragement from God. In short, his life was dedicated to God and his family.

He is greatly missed by his wife, Muriel, and his daughters, Cherie (Jim) Levin and Becky (Tim) West. His six grandsons, their wives, and 19 great grandchildren all treasured their grandpa / great-grandpa and mourn his passing. He is survived by his brother, Earl Hanson and sister, Carol Peterson, both of Grantsburg, WI and adored by a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and his beloved daughter, Bonnie (John) Paasonen.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 am and funeral at 11:00 am on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Covenant Family Church, 709 N Riverfront Dr., Mankato, MN 56001. Northview-North Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Published on February 7, 2019
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4 posts

Forrest Johnson
Feb 11, 2019
A righteous man who lived a righteous life. You will be missed in this old world but welcomed with joy in the new world.

Well done good and faithful servant.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family today.
Dana Johnson Bell
Feb 10, 2019
Noble was my uncle, but I never knew him well. However, I do have a very distinct memory of him & how he helped me when my daddy died. Noble came to my father’s funeral & sat with us sharing wonderful remembrances of the things his older brother did that had meant much to him. Noble helped me to see my father in a very different light.
Sue Evans
Feb 08, 2019
My favorite memory of Noble is his birthday in 2007. He and Muriel came to the Cities to welcome the first little girl born to his family since his own daughters. Pretty cool that she was born on his birthday. Macy and Noble were always birthday buddies after that. You could see the pure joy in his heart when he held her. RIP Noble, you were the kindest and most gentle man I've ever met.
David Dierenfeld
Feb 08, 2019
I met Noble only recently, but his humor and friendliness impressed me at once. May his Godly example live on in his descendants and all who knew him.