Duane “Dewey” Hanson, 82, of Faribault, Minn., died May 6, 2017, at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

James Duane, the son of James and Elsie (Martin) Hanson was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Spring Grove. He graduated from Decorah High School, Decorah, Iowa.

He married the love of his life, Dorothy Ann Bakken, Oct. 10, 1954, in Decorah. They were married for 62 wonderful years.

Dewey served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Faribault American Legion Post No. 43.

He was formerly employed by L. S. Sorem and Associates as a salesman for many years, and later by the Rice County Sheriff’s Department as a jailer and by St. Luke’s Church, Faribault, as a custodian.

Dewey enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was known for his witty sense of humor and his love of cars.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three children, Debbie (and Donnie) Husbyn of Zumbrota, Doreen (and Jim) Schuchard of Old Frontenac, and David (and Jill) Hanson of Faribault; and six grandchildren: Brady (and Senna Desjardins) Husbyn, Matthew Husbyn, Stephanie (and Allen Pyfferoen) Husbyn, Mitchell Hanson, Morgan (and Ryan) Benrud and Mason Hanson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ethel (and Clifford) Kroshus.

Memorial services were May 11 at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault with the Rev. Mark Johnson officiating. Interment was at the Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault, with military rites provided by the Rice County Veterans Association.

Memorial gifts may be directed to St. Lucas Care Center, Allina Health Hospice or the donor’s choice.

The Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault assisted the family with arrangements, and online condolences may be left at boldtfuneralhome.com.