Justin Hanson will be deeply missed

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Funeral services for Justin Paul Hanson, 29, of Eureka, were held Saturday, March, 16, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church in Selby with Rev. Dale Hamre officiating.

Justin Hanson

Justin Hanson

Justin died March 12, 2013, at Eureka Community Hospital.
Justin Paul Hanson, son and only child of Chuck and Sandy (Nelson) Hanson, was born Oct. 9, 1983, in Bemidji, Minn. His family moved to the Java/Selby area when he was six months old. Justin had many memories of going back and forth for nine years between Mississippi and Java, where the bee farm was. Justin was being stung under a doctor’s care to try and build up a tolerance to bee stings, but it was unsuccessful.
Justin and Brandee Diegmiller met in the fall of 2003. They were an inseparable pair. You would never see one without the other. They became engaged on Aug. 20, 2010, and were united in marriage on Aug. 18, 2012, at Eureka Lake. Justin was an amazing husband and stepdad to Dylan and Austin. He was never thought of as a stepdad, but as a father and friend. As a family, they loved to go fishing for walleye, however, catching perch and bluegill, pheasant hunting, watching sporting events together, and of course, playing video games such as “Call of Duty.”
Justin will be deeply missed as we think of our relationship to him. The number of people who cared for him shows how special he was. He was easy going and was known to never get mad. Justin made room in his life for the important opportunities in others’ lives. He found a way to fit in going fishing with his grandmother-in-law, Mary, during the Quasi-Centennial Days in Eureka. He looked up to his parents and was very proud of them and all their accomplishments. He liked to watch a variety of sports, the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Timberwolves being his two favorites. He loved playing sports, especially basketball. Justin also enjoyed watching his fantasy sports teams and competing with his friends. He loved his dog, Baby Girl, but his real love was the heart he stole of his wife’s dog, Jessie.
His jobs included working at Pilot Travel Center in Sioux Falls, Al’s Finishing with all his friends in Larchwood, Iowa, painting with Becky Witlock, and for more than three years he worked as a lab technician at GTC PIC-APEX of Mound City. He enjoyed working with friends, while making new ones along the way.
Justin is survived by his wife, Brandee, and children, Dylan and Austin of Eureka; his parents, Chuck and Sandy of Selby; maternal grandparents, Vern and Roxy Nelson of Fertile, Minn.; mother-in-law, Jillian Johnston of Sioux Falls; father-in-law, James Diegmiller of Parker; brother-in-law, Nick Klein of Hills, Minn.; grandmother-in-law, Mary Johnston of Hills; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Clarence and Edna Hanson.
Casket bearers were Phalen Shilling, Eric Schley, Carl Kaiser, Blake Friend, Trevor Nash-Keller, Dustin Hahne and Michael Arbach.
Honorary casket bearers were Jamie Morales and all the co-workers at PIC-APEX, and his family and friends.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Eureka was entrusted with the arrangements.

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