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Todd Joseph Hanson

Todd J. Hanson, age 60 of Willmar, passed away unexpectedly on March 1, at his residence.


A Celebration of Life service will be hale at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.  www.petersonbrothers.com


Todd Joseph Hanson was born on January 20, 1962, in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, the son of Harlin "Bud" and Shirley (Kramer) Hanson. Todd grew up in Willmar, graduated from Willmar High school in 1980 and went on to the Willmar VoTech in the auto mechanics program.  On November 15, 1986, Todd was united in marriage to Julie Christiansen.  To this union two daughters were born, Michele and Rebecca.  Todd and Julie were later divorced.  Todd was employed by Jennie-O Foods in Willmar for many years and later at Bobcat in Litchfield until 2010.


Todd is survived by two daughters, Michele (and Josh) Petersen of Belgrade and Rebecca (and Dylan) Arceneau of Alexandria; four grandchildren, Brayden and Madelynn Petersen and Myra and Kennedy Arceneau; a special niece, Andrea Hanson of Bethel and a sister-in-law, Carla ( and Jerry) Ditto.


He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Scott Hanson; his paternal and maternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

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I was stunned to hear that Todd had passed. I so wanted to spend more time with him on this side of heaven!

Lauren (Hanson) Platz Apr 13 2022 10:53 AM

R. I. P. ,

Lyle Mar 10 2022 11:52 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Todd Hanson

Johnny Mar 8 2022 4:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Todd Hanson

Stan Mar 7 2022 5:21 PM

I received word from my sister late last night about Todd passing away. I remember all the fun that Todd and Scott and I had growing up as cousins; all three of us close in age. We got along so well and always had a blast together and always looked forward to seeing each other. I was surprised and saddened when I heard the news. I am going to miss you Todd! – as I already miss Scott and your Mom and Dad. Julie thank you so much for trying to find us and letting this side of the family know the news. My deepest condolences to you Julie and Michele and Rebecca (and to you too Andrea) and to your families. God bless you all and may He strengthen you through this difficult time.

Stan Miller Mar 7 2022 5:21 PM

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Bette Berndt Mar 6 2022 10:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Todd Hanson

Jamie Hall Mar 4 2022 9:56 PM

I love you Uncle. Thankyou for being there for me. I\'m going to miss you so much.

Andi Mar 4 2022 1:19 PM

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