Raymond Ernest Hanson was born April 8, 1940, on a farm in Kief, N.D., where he and he and his wife eventually lived and raised their family.
Raymond died June 6, 2018, at his home in Custer, S.D. He was 78.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Alvina (Grosz) Hanson; and daughters, Jean Hanson and Barbara Haugen.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ione; children, Violet Hanson, Kathleen (Sean) Meeham, Sophie Hanson, Alan Hanson, Melissa (Terry) Steinhouse, Cindy (Eric) Swanson; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date at Living Outreach Church in Custer.