Charles Glenn Hanson, 79

Charles Glenn Hanson, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 in his garage, where many wise decisions were made and stories told.

Charles Hanson
Charles Hanson

Charles is survived by his five children and one step child: LaVonne Wanner of Billings Mont., Suzette Hanson of Wellington Colo., Glenn Hanson and his wife Heidi of Dickinson, Marlan Hanson and his wife Aileen of Fort Collins Colo.,  DeLoy  Hanson and his wife Angie of Billings Mont., and Anita Kehr and her husband Nick of New England. He is also survived by 14 grand children and eight great grand children, as well four brothers and four sisters.  Besides his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife Marlene, brothers Virgil and Lars, and sister Peggy.

Charles was born on the family farm(third stall manger) in Slope County North Dakota on March 1, 1936 to William and Irva (Simms) Hanson.  Charles attended school at the Dover School and worked on the family farm until he joined the army at the age of 17.  Charles served three years in the army, including service in the Korean War.

He married his wife Marlene (Stecher) in 1957 and worked as a farmer and managed the American Legion Club in New England ND.  Charles spent ten years working in the oil field and moved to Plentywood MT in 1967.  He spent ten years working for J & L Implement and then at Big M Oilfield Service/Sheridan Salt Water Disposal until his retirement in 1999.   Upon retirement he retired to his true passion, farming with John, Barb, and Pat Murray at Murray Farms until health issues no longer allowed him.  Charles was also the caregiver for his beloved wife prior to her passing in 2008.

Charles was known for his sharp wit and joke telling abilities.  He was very well known in the community as he was active in the Elks Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars,  American Legion, and The Old Tractor Club.  While Marlene was alive, they were both very active as boosters of all Plentywood sports.  Charles hobbies include restoring old cars and tractors.  Anything mechanical that wouldnt run was a challenge for him to get going.  Charles was known for keeping a rooster in his back yard in the summer, which reminded him of his younger days of living on the farm.

In Lieu of flowers, Charlies family suggests contributions to the Plentywood Education Alumni Foundation (PEAF).

Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements: Read and print the obituary, post remembrances, and send cards and flowers online at

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