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Merlyn A. Hansen

October 20, 1928 April 18, 2019
Merlyn A. Hansen
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Merlyn Hansen, age 90, of Canby, MN passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 surround by his family at his residence. Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Nicolai Lutheran Church in Canby, MN. Burial will be at the Canby City Cemetery, Canby, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Church on Wednesday. The Houseman Funeral Home in Canby is entrusted with the arrangements.

Merlyn Andrew Hansen was born on October 20, 1928 to parents Andrew and Clara (Ochsendorf) Hansen in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. Merlyn was Baptized and Confirmed at Nicolai Lutheran Church in Canby. Merlyn grew up in the Canby area where he received his education.

Merlyn was united in marriage to Audrey Fliss on June 14, 1952 at the Nicolai Lutheran Church in Canby and together had five children. Merlyn was a farmer all his life where corn shelling was an annual event. He also plowed snow for Freeland Township.

He was a member of Nicolai Lutheran Church where he served as the President and as a Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the Cattleman’s Association. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, tractor pulls, gardening, playing cards and playing dominos.

Merlyn is survived by his wife of 66 years, Audrey Hansen; his children: Rodney Hansen, Canby, MN, Darcy Wislinsky, Madison, MN, Dudley Hansen, Canby, MN, Wayne Hansen, Canby, MN and Eric Hansen, Canby, MN; grandchildren: Chris (Jessica) Hansen, Stephanie (Jason) Hoffman, Kayla (Richard) Reyerson, Jenna (Derrick) Stage, Ryan Hansen, Brittany (Chris) Dahl, Brett (Morgan) Hansen and Andrew Hansen; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Darlyne Tollakson; and brother, Darold (Karen) Hansen.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Arlys Mahlum and Janyce Nelson; and son-in-law; Dennis Wislinsky.


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Visitation

Wednesday

24

Apr

1:00 PM 4/24/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 4/24/2019 2:00:00 PM
Nicolai Lutheran Church

103 Humphrey Dr.
Canby, MN 56220

Nicolai Lutheran Church
103 Humphrey Dr. Canby 56220 MN
United States

Service

Wednesday

24

Apr

2:00 PM 4/24/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 4/24/2019 3:00:00 PM
Nicolai Lutheran Church

103 Humphrey Dr.
Canby, MN 56220

Nicolai Lutheran Church
103 Humphrey Dr. Canby 56220 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Canby City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Highway 75
Canby, MN 56220

Highway 75 Canby 56220 MN
United States
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