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Glenn Thomas Hansen


Glenn Thomas Hansen, 81, Duluth, formerly of Moose Lake and Two Harbors, died peacefully on Monday, June 8, 2020, at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on April 6, 1939, in Minneapolis to Conrad and Esther Hansen. He lived in Minneapolis until the age of 14 when his family moved to Little Marais. Glenn attended Two Harbors High School graduating in 1957 and later entered the United States Navy, serving for two years.

On June 25, 1960, Glenn married Carole Sarff in Minneapolis. Glenn attended the University of Minnesota graduating in 1963. He started his career at Simonet Funeral Home in Stillwater for a short time before moving to Moose Lake in 1964 and began working for Wes and Gen Hamlin at Hamlin Funeral Home. In 1976, Glenn and Carole purchased the funeral home and incorporated their name on the business. In 1998, they sold Hamlin-Hansen Funeral Home to Mike Kosloski.

They had lived by Gooseberry Falls on Lake Superior since 1993 and later moved to Duluth in 2006. Glenn had served as Minnesota Funeral Directors Association president from 1977-1978. He was also a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake where he served as president of the congregation, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Castle Danger, Family of God Lutheran Church in Duluth, Sons of Norway and the Moose Lake Chamber where he was recognized as Grand Marshall for the Fourth of July parade.

Glenn loved the game of hockey and was active in the Moose Lake hockey program and a very proud Universtiy of Duluth fan and season ticket holder. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood carving, playing cards, driving his Corvette in parades and sharing his great sense of humor. Glenn was a proud Norwegian, and in 1994 began researching his genealogy and contacting relatives in Norway and Carole's relatives in Sweden. They made several trips over to Norway and Sweden and became very close to their relatives through the years.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, Carole; parents, Conrad and Esther Hansen; and three brothers, Douglas, James and Conrad.

He will be lovingly remembered by his two sons: Mark Hansen of Moose Lake and Greg (Becky) Hansen of Duluth; grandchildren whom he adored, Ashley (Erik) Cooper, Megan Hansen, Keely Hansen and Thomas Hansen.

A funeral service was held on Friday, June 12, 2020, at Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Burial was held on Friday, June 12 at Diamond Lake Cemetery, Aitkin. To sign the guestbook online or to send a personal tribute video via SendHugs, go to Memorials are preferred to the charity of your choice in Glenn's memory.

Blessed be the memory of Glenn Thomas Hansen.

Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.


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