Obituary - Fred W. Hanson Jr.
Last updated 9/22/2023 at 12:03pm
Fred W. Hanson Jr., 87, passed away due to natural causes at Northern Montana Care Center Saturday, September 16, 2023.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2023, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home with Deacon Tim Maroney officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Fred's family has suggested memorial donations be made in his memory to the Friends of Beaver Creek Park, Friends of the Havre Animal Shelter, or St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.
Please visit Fred's online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for his family at https://www.hollandbonine.com .
Fred was born November 21, 1935, in Stillwater, MN, to Fred W. and Dorothy (Carner) Hanson, Sr. He was raised in Stillwater, attending school there, through the eighth grade. At that time, the family relocated to Cut Bank, MT, where Fred worked for Glacier Motors as a body man. In the mid-1950s, the family relocated once again, this time to Havre, MT, and there Fred began working for the Great Northern Railroad as a truck driver, a position he held until his retirement in the late 1990's. He married Mary Ann Linie in 1958, and the couple had four children whom they raised in Havre. For many years, Fred's day job was owning and operating Fred's Frontier Service Station, which Fred and Mary Ann sold prior to retirement.
Fred was a friendly man who enjoyed camping, tools, and cars, especially the mid-1960's Ford Mustangs. He loved to tinker, and drinking coffee with his auto mechanic and body repair friends was a favorite pastime. He adored Mary Ann and was extremely proud of his four children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; parents, Fred and Dorothy Hanson Sr .; and siblings, Dave, Chuck, Betty, and Margaret.
Fred is survived by his children, James Hanson, Barbara (Joe) Schend, Donald (Shannon) Hanson, and Robert (June) Hanson, all of Havre; four grandchildren, Jordan (Kim) Schend, Lindsey (Ben) Mader, Brennan (Nikita) Hanson, and Trey Hanson, all of Havre; and great-grandchildren, Chase and Peyton Mader, Tallen and Taicen Schend, and Dean Hanson.