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Melvin Vincent Hanson

December 19, 1920 — November 19, 2020

Melvin V. Hanson, 99, of Emerson, NE, went to be with the Lord, whom he served all his life on November 19, 2020.

The service will be Tuesday, November 24 at 10:30 A.M at Morningside Assembly of God with Pastor Johnny Helton officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

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Melvin was born in rural Concord, NE on December 19, 1920 to Gustav and Mabel (Anderson) Hanson. He attended country school through the 8th grade and graduated from Emerson High School in 1938. He married Janice Anderson on June 12, 1954. To this union there were four children born. When he retired from farming at the age of 72, he and Janice drove to Alaska on the Alcan Highway.

He was blessed with another marriage to Kathy Aduddell Yoder, on October 14, 2017.

He did what he loved for his entire life, farming. First farming with horses as a young man, then with his John Deere Tractor. Melvin loved to sing and to read. He read the bible at least 40 times, and numerous other religious books. He also did woodworking, having built many items for his home and family.

After Janice passed away Melvin volunteered to sheet rock some of the cabins and buildings at the church bible camp near Alexandria, MN. He was blessed to have been an Adult Sunday School teacher for 80 years giving his deep faith to all. Melvin was also a prayer warrior who prayed every day for his friends and family.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Kathy Yoder; three daughters, Lois (Ray) Pirozek of Sioux City, Mary Ann Hanson, Wakefield, NE, Sharon (Tom) Duff, Ankeny, IA; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and stepson, Ethan Yoder, Sioux City, IA.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel; his first wife, Janice; his brothers, Gene and Loren; his sister, Mildred Sougstad; and son-in-law, Jeff Simpson.
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