Hanson, Steven Who had been living in Elk River, had been missing since December 4 and was found in the Mississippi River in St. Paul on June 22. A memorial service was held in Anoka on June 22. A graveside memorial service will be held in Albert Lea, MN on Friday July 3 at Hillcrest Cemetery. Steven was born in Albert Lea on September 9, 1956, the son of Donald and Mary (Metcalfe) Hanson. He attended Albert Lea schools and graduated from Metropolitan State University. He was employed by Progress Casting in Maple Grove, MN. What Steve treasured most was his family. He was a kind and gentle man who will be greatly missed by his family, wife Paulette; children, Brian (Laura) Hanson of Andover, MN, Brett Lynn (Aaron) Braaten of Audubon, MN and Corey Hanson of Minneapolis, MN. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Hanson, and his mother Mary Ann Severson. The family would like to thank all those who supported us during this difficult time. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Elk River Police Department. Bonnerup Funeral Service 2210 East Main, Albert Lea is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published in Star Tribune from June 30 to July 1, 2009