Hanson, Thomas Russell Tom Hanson, 74, (3/24/46 - 12/18/20) son of June and Russell Hanson, brother to Mary Sue and Amy passed away from multiple myeloma, but kept his strong will and independence to the end. Tom graduated from Washburn High School and Mankato State University. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and an art major. Tom joined the Marine Corps, became a captain and pilot. He loved flying and was proud to be a Marine. Tom was a gifted and astounding talent as an artist and made it his career. He had a passion for racing and was always building or re-building go- karts and cars. Tom made many close friends and often expressed his amazement and gratitude for the friends and neighbors who helped him, encouraged him and stayed in touch. He chose to be a "dad" to Marcus because he loved him. Quite a man, Tom. He lived his life on his own terms, had an incredible sense of humor and could always make us laugh. You are missed! A gathering to honor Tom will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie on May 24th at 12:30pm with a service at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Mpls VA Medical Center. We are grateful for the kind and compassionate care given to Tom in their hospice unit and honored by the beautiful "Quilt of Valor" donated to him by volunteers. The service will be livestreamed also: livestream.com/ilc/… washburn-mcreavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400

Published on May 16, 2021

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