David M. Hanson
PINE RIVER — David Michael Hanson, age 61, of Pine River, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society, Pine River. He was born to Henry and Vera Hanson on Dec. 15, 1950, in Farmington, Minn. David grew up in Pine River and graduated from Pine River High School in 1968, then went on to the University of Minnesota where he earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education. He married Linda Pearson in Minneapolis on Nov. 19, 1977. David felt his biggest accomplishments were being voted teacher of the year five times and having a yearbook dedicated to him at the all African American school in Atlanta where he taught for 13 years.
David is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Mike Papp and Jason Papp; brothers, John, Henry, Alfred, Vernon, Howard; sisters, Caroline, Juleen, Vivian, Deanna; and grandchildren, Brian, Marissa, Matthew and Tony David.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Selmer and Ernest; and sisters, Esther, Marian and Odella.
Services will be 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Riverview Church, Pine River. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.