Austyn Hanson

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Austyn HansonAustyn James Hanson, age 19 of Redwood Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his home in Redwood Falls. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  A private family burial will be held at a later date.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Austyn James Hanson was born April 7, 1999 to James Hanson and Gail Seikora-Hanson in Willmar, Minnesota.  He was baptized at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso.  Austyn attended Wabasso Public High School where he received student of the week and graduated with honors in May of 2017.  He received an Academic Scholarship to North Dakota State University where he majored in Computer Engineering.  Austyn enjoyed watching Game of Thrones and playing computer and board games.  His favorite color was purple.  Austyn loved history, especially WWI and WWII.  He studied the origins of how tanks were created and used during the wars.  He enjoyed reading historical fiction and non-fiction books.  He would build and paint Warhammer models.  Austyn loved to travel and could be found wearing shorts and a t-shirt all year round, regardless of the weather.  Last summer, Austyn led his family throughout Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic.  They visited many cathedrals and war sights along the way.  Austyn would tell a story about the history of the people and place at every stop.  He had a passion about equality for everyone, and was loved by many.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his brother and helping him with his homework.

Austyn is survived by his parents James & Gail of Redwood Falls; brother Garett Hanson of Redwood Falls; grandfather Clair “Bud” Hanson of Walnut Grove; and many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Audrey & Francis Seikora and Alice Hanson, and aunt Sharon Caballero-Garcia.

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  1. Myles Freese says:

    So very sorry for your loss Gail

  2. Jean Strong says:

    Jim & Gail,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jean (Gullickson) Strong

  3. Heather Senger says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.
    Heather Senger

  4. Cindy Schablin says:

    This is so sad! Your family has our sincere sympathies

  5. April Loock says:

    Gail, Jim, and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May God guide you in this trying time.

    Dan & April Loock

  6. The Van Hee Family says:

    Our sincere sympathy to your family. Our thoughts and prayers to you during this very difficult time.
    Bob & Joey Van Hee Family

  7. Irma munguia says:

    Our condolences too the family from. Texas ..family of my only daughter in law ..I’m so sorry

  8. Michele Knott-Rudenick says:

    You have our deepest sympathies, so so very sorry for your family. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  9. Dennis-Donna Fennern says:

    Gail and family—there are no words to express how very sadden we are by this. I loved that sweet little boy when he was in preschool. His dad went on a business trip to Japan and Austyn had him bring back a Japanese doll for me. It has sat on a shelf (still in the box) ever since I got it. I always think of him when I see it and it will be even more precious when I look at it now. Our deepest Sympathy to all and know you are all in our thioughts and Prayers. May God Bless you all and comfort you.

  10. Debbi Bernardy says:

    So hard to understand how someone so young can be taken away from us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Deb Hess says:

    Gail and Jim

    I’m sorry to see this sad news! When we are overwhelmed with grief, the Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words to express. May you all feel God holding you close.

  12. Pat Buboltz says:

    My heart hurts for your family. From reading Austyn’s story, it sounds like the world has lost an outstanding man with many talents and interests.

  13. Ken and Barbara (Klante) Rechtzigel says:

    Gail and family, we are so sorry for your loss. At a time like this, words just don’t seem enough, but please know that we mean them. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time.

  14. John and Tina Jenniges says:

    So sorry for your loss. Words are hard to find in times like this. Please know many people share in your sadness.

  15. Sherry Plaetz says:

    Gail, my heart goes out to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Scott Jenniges says:

    To Jim,Gail,Garret
    Am so sorry for your loss my heart hurts for you all Austyn was a great man and he will be miss but not forgotten
    My prayers are with you all

  17. Maria Bernardy says:

    He sounds like a great kid/guy. My condolences to all who knew and loved him.

  18. Margaret Wambeke says:

    Gail and Family, May God give you comfort and healing at this time. Thought and prayers with you and your family,

    Maggie (Wagner) Wambeke

  19. Margaret Wambeke says:

    May God carry you and your family at this difficult time. Prayers and thoughts for you and your family,

    Maggie (Wagner) Wambeke

  20. Cindy Stage (Beermann) says:

    Gail and family, You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Words are so hard to find at a time like this… May God wrap his loving arms around all who loved Austyn to help you at this difficult time.

  21. Bob Sagedahl says:

    Words can’t express the sympathy we feel for your family. We don’t know why these things happen, but some we will.
    Bob and Vonnie Sagedahl

  22. Misty Tordsen says:

    Gail
    Words can not express my sympathy for your loss. Just know that your family is my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Jan Wyffels says:

    Jim and Gail
    Sorry for Your Loss and Heartache. The loss of a Child leaves a hole in Your Heart. May God hold You in the palm of his Hand. May God comfort you in the weeks and months to come. Prayers for You and Your Family.
    Steve and Jan Wyffels

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