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DAVID ARNOLD HANSEN was born on April 16, 1944 to Arnold K. and Mardella I. (Swenson) Hansen in Luverne, Minnesota. He grew up in the Luverne area and attended school in Luverne, graduating from Luverne High School. On April 12, 1969 he was united in marriage to Mary Cecelia Stanton at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. David farmed with his father for a number of years until going into construction. He retired in 2006. The couple continued to live in the Luverne area. David entered the care of the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage where he died peacefully on Friday, May 8, 2020 at the age of 76 years and 22 days.
David was an avid horse lover. They were his passion. He cared for horses and loved going horseback riding. He especially loved the Saddle Horse Holiday in Lake Benton, Minnesota each Father’s Day when he was able to ride there!
David is lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary of Luverne; his two children, Brenda Berghorst of Brandon, South Dakota, and Steve (Keri) Hansen of Magnolia, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Aaron Berghorst, Olivia (Jordan) Lorenzen, and Molly, Meagan, and Madison Hansen; three great-grandchildren, Nora and Edith Lorenzen, and Kyzer Berghorst; three siblings, Diane VandenHoek of Luverne, Dan (Darcia) Hansen of Jasper, Minnesota, and Darla (Brian) Steeneck of Alcester, South Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Darell Hansen.
In accordance with the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC guidelines a private family graveside service will be held at St. Catherine Catholic Cemetery in Luverne, Minnesota.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
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