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Lloyd L. Hanson

April 18, 1939 — March 16, 2024

Rossville

Lloyd L. Hanson, age 84, of Rossville, KS, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

He was born the son of Harry C. and Ruth F. (Dunstan) Hanson on April 18, 1939, in Mankato, KS. He attended school in Mankato and graduated in 1957. Lloyd married his high school sweetheart, Mary B. Stone on May 26, 1957, in Mankato. Together, they celebrated 66 years of marriage. During their time in Mankato, Lloyd and Mary attended Burr Oak Church of the Nazarene in Burr Oak, KS, until recently becoming members of Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene in Topeka, KS.

Lloyd was born on the farm which instilled his love of the land. During that time, he farmed over 1700 acres of wheat and hay, milked around 40 cattle, raised 30-50 sows and hundreds of chickens. He had quite a few hobbies including playing different types of instruments, fishing, restoring antique tractors, attending auctions, and collecting useful junk. His ability to find purpose in one man’s junk had him tinkering in the shop to create new items with purpose and fixing things others deemed unfixable.

Lloyd loved deeply and therefore was deeply loved by all that knew him. In his quiet way, he had a gift of making sure each person in his family knew they were special, valued, and cared for. He always told his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids how much he loved them and how proud he was of them. Lloyd has the patience of Job and a peaceful presence. When spending time with him and doing our best to help him on the farm; if we broke implements or fence lines, didn’t hand him the right tools or stood in the wrong place while corralling pigs or cows, he never got angry or upset. In his quiet, gentle way, he took the time to teach us. Everyone in the family wanted to be like him as he lived his life as Jesus did; not only did he never throw junk away, he also never threw relationships away. Each person mattered to him. He invited them into his home and became a friend to those that needed one the most. Lloyd, “Daddy, Papa, Grandpa on the Farm, Grandpa Pigs, Great-pa” - was our hero, our teacher, our number one supporter, leader of our family and so much more!

Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary Hanson; son, Marshall Hanson and his wife Cindy; three daughters, Crystal Brenneman and her husband Robert, Kathie Smith and her husband Stephen, Carmen Weyrauch and her husband Dennis. Other survivors include his 15 grandchildren, Jeremy (Stephanie) Brenneman, Jeff Smith, Angelia (Phil) Burkhart, Ginger (Keil) Jahr, Christy Hanson, Darin Brenneman, Ashley (Donnie) Hanson, Brittany (Jeff) Stilley, Myranda (Michael) Lowe, Breanna (Rustin) Dowd, Megan (Caleb) Laird, Tori Smith, Brian (Josie) Hanson, Brady (Leighann) Weyrauch, and Tanner Weyrauch; as well as 35 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Wayne Hanson.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 730 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka, KS 66606. Lloyd's service will be livestreamed through Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home's facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/BrennanMathenaFuneralHome/

Lloyd will be laid to rest at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mankato, KS, at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made in Lloyd's memory to Burr Oak Nazarene Church, 212 Jewell St., Burr Oak, KS 66936 and/or Fairlawn Nazarene Church, 730 SW Fairlawn Rd., Topeka, KS 66606.

To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit, www.brennanmathenafh.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.


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