Terry Ross Hanson

January 5, 1951 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 70)


Terry Hanson of Roseau passed away on December 31st, 2021 at the age of 70. 

A Visitation for Terry will be held Thursday January 6th from 5-7pm at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau. A Funeral Service will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau at 11:00am with a visitation a hour prior on January 7th. Interment will be at Hope Cemetery.

Terry Ross Hanson was born in Alexandria, MN on January 5, 1951 to parents Louis and Rosemarie (Anderson) Hanson. He grew up in Hoffman, MN on a farm. He graduated from high school in 1969, and then attended Bemidji State University, graduating in December 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

It was in Bemidji that he met his wife, Susan Anderson. They were married on June 22, 1974. They first lived in LeCenter, MN and Montgomery, MN. Terry was a county corrections officer for Le Sueur County. In 1977 they moved to Roseau, MN and had lived there until the time of his death. He was a corrections officer serving Roseau, Lake of the Woods, and Kittson Counties. In 2003 he was awarded the Department of Corrections Agent of the Year for the State of Minnesota. He retired in 2011.

Terry enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, golfing, and, of course, his motorcycle. He was very active in the Roseau Jaycees for many years. Also, he served on the Roseau City Council for 12 years. He enjoyed life, family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Susan; children Jason (Tanya), Matthew (Amanda) and Justin; grandchildren Madison (Jared) Strand, Haley, Kyle, Paisley, Josie, Mason, and Oliver; brothers Tyrone (Shirley), Jerome (Natalie); sisters Judy (Tom) Kummrow, Vicki (Mike) Smith; sister-in-law Virginia (Pete Nygen); brother-in-law Gene Yeager; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law; sister-in-law Sandy Yeager; and niece Jessica Hanson.

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Funeral Service


January 6, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Helgeson Funeral Home
1207 3rd St NE
Roseau, MN 56751

Funeral Service
January 7, 2022

11:00 AM
Messiah Lutheran Church (Roseau)

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