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Obituary of Laird Ralph Hansen
Laird Ralph Hansen, 93, of Cromwell passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at his home. He was born on June 18, 1929 in Cloquet to Hans Peter and Ruth Hansen. He was raised in Cromwell and graduated from Cromwell High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army from October 1952 until the end of September 1954. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal E-4. Laird married Julie Ann Ossell on April 18, 1964.
Laird worked at the Cromwell Creamery, the Wood Conversion and then the Peavey Elevator. He then worked for the State of Minnesota Department of Agriculture as a grain sampler until his retirement in 1994.
He was on the Cromwell Creamery Board and a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. He was on the Monday Pool League at Kalli’s Place. He farmed most of his life.
Laird was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lincoln; sister-in-law, Jeanne; and nephew, Stuart.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Julie of Cromwell; children, Steve (Joan) Johnson of Cromwell, Melanie (Brent) Amundson of McGregor and Eric (Diane) Hansen of Cromwell; grandchildren, Mike, Craig, Jesse, Samantha, Elizabeth, and Benjamin; great grandchildren, Brody, Zack, Lucas, Jase, and two more on the way; one niece, Karee; and one nephew, Reece.
Visitation: Noon until the 1:00 p.m. memorial service, Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Lunch and refreshments will follow in the church social hall. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Cromwell in the spring. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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