Lester E. “Gene” Hanson

Lester E.  “Gene” Hanson, 76, of Nowthen, died Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn.

Gene is survived by his wife Cathy; two grandsons Tim and Jesse; sister Iris Rath and family of St. Paul, Minn.; brother Martin “Skip” and his wife Ena and their family of Virginia, Minn.; brother Vernon and his wife Pat and their family of Cambridge; sister Norma Anderson and her family of Cambridge; sister Nancy J. Sager and friend Vicki and their family of Pine City, Minn. Gene is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends of all ages.

Funeral Services will be held at Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home in Cambridge at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 14, 2011. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  A private interment will be at a later date. Memorials are preferred to “The American Lung Association” in Gene’s name, as he was a transplant survivor for many years.

Full obituary in next edition. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.