Darrel Ray Hanson
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Darrel Ray Hanson, age 71, of Yankton, South Dakota died unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Msgr. Carlton Hermann officiating. Burial will be in the Vangen Cemetery in Mission Hill, South Dakota. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Tuesday, January 6, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary and vigil service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral.

Pallbearers are Benjamin, Abbie, Lucas, Raymond, Samantha, Jordyn Hanson and Travis Pokorney. Honorary pallbearers are Brittney, Laura, Trevor, Lauren, Cody, Danielle Hanson, Stephenie Graham, Maggie and Adisson Bertrand.

Darrel was born May 6, 1943 in Yankton, SD to Raymond and Fern (Simonson) Hanson. He grew up on the family farm north of Mission Hill, SD and attended Rempp Country School. Darrel attended Volin High School and then worked for Welfl Construction for several years. In September 1963, Darrel married Mary Kathryn Moye, and to this union 4 children were born, Jon, Craig, Matt and Theresa. Throughout his life, he worked at various places including Volin Elevator, Frick Hog Buying and Yankton Livestock. Darrel also enjoyed the time spent driving truck, which he did for many years until an accident in 2009 forced him to retire. He endured an extensive rehab at the Sunset Manor in Irene, SD and then returned to Yankton and resided at Sunrise Apartments. Darrel enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle. He enjoyed going to auctions and visiting with people. Most of all he was so very proud of all of his children and grandchildren. His life centered around family and he made certain everyone knew it.

Darrel is survived by his four children: Jon (Denise) Hanson of Worthing, SD, Craig (Denise) Hanson of Utica, SD, Matt (Barb) Hanson of Yankton and Theresa Hanson of Yankton; 11 grandchildren: Jordyn and Lauren; Abbie and Ray; Ben (Dani), Luke and Samantha; Brittney, Laura, Trevor and Cody; three sisters: Mary Alice Main of Blair, NE, Elaine (Barry) Olson of Woodstock, VT and Renda (Brian) Bertrand of Gayville, SD; a brother-in-law, Rich Hanson of Sioux Falls, SD; and many nieces and nephews.

Darrel was preceded in death by his parents; sister, JoAnne Hanson; brother-in-law, Rod Main; father and mother-in-law, Jim Sr. and Evelyn Moye; brother-in-law, Jim Moye Jr.; sisters-in-law, Patty Duncan and Sally Moye.






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Enjoyed seeing your family recently at Christmas eve church the past two years. Daryl look so happy. I (connie)personally saw him a few times a week at Sunrise Apartments while visiting my homehealth clients. He was always so willing to stop and chat in the halls. Pleasant man and so sorry to hear about his passing. Prayers to you all.

Connie and Garry Moore


We were so sorry to hear about Darrel. We have such great memories of times years ago with Darrel, Mary and their children. You are all in our thoughts during these hard times.

Bob & Judy Freng


So sorry for your loss. I knew him from living in Volin but lost contact when I moved to yankton. When he moved into sunrise where my mom lived I would visit with him often when being there...was enjoyable. Prayers for all his family.

Linda Nickles


I am so sorry for your loss, our loss. I am with you today, and holding memories in my heart. Love to you all.

Sheila Clark


Let it be known that Darrel will be missed but remember this, Darrel made a difference in the lives of thousands. Darrel is in good hands now, our thoughts and prayers are with Darrel and his families and friends far reaching his local service. God bless.

Mike and Sarah McGinnis


My sympathies to the entire Hanson family -- I remember your Dad very well such a caring friendly larger than life individual. He will be missed but not forgotten. Sadly we are all getting at that age where our parents are leaving this temporary home to live eternity with our creator. They are the lucky ones -- we will meet them again. May your memories comfort you until then.

Denise Telthoester


Feels like I lost another brother. Prayers for all who also have many memories.

Lynette Snoozy Jones


You are all in my Thoughts & Prayers - Your dad was a wonderful man he always gave me a smile & much laughter. He maybe gone but he has left us all with many happy memories.- he will be missed by many Peace be with you all

Tammy Plooster- Earl


Sorry for your loss, Darrell & you are being remembered in our daily Prayers. He is now watching & guiding each of you thru your daily lives. Keep his memories close to you heart.

Jean (Van Well) Hauger, N 63'


Craig - Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You, Denise, and your entire family are in our thoughts. I noticed that Darrel and Jim Sr. were the same age. Too young to say goodbye. Remember the good times.

Jim and Trish Wendte


John and Denise, You have our sympathies on the death of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you.

Larry & Barb Jacobson


So sorry to hear of Darrel passing. I have so many great memories of the Darrel and Mary and the Hanson kids. I enjoyed riding the school bus so much with them and the video brought back so many memories from childhood. My Dad, Luvern Swensen enjoyed them on his bus and I remember lots of fun and shenanigans.

God Bless you.

Robin Swensen(Haffey) Nashville TN


Our Deepest Sympathy to you Craig and Denise and all of the Hanson Family.

Frank & Joanie Kloucek & Family


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