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Chester "Chet" Allen Hanson

March 22, 1932 ~ April 27, 2017 (age 85)

Chester “Chet” Hanson, age 85, of Holstein, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 01, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Holstein with the Pastor Jason Martens officiating.  Burial will be at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein. 

Chester Allen Hanson was born March 22,1932 in Cherokee, Iowa to Gottfrid and Emelia (Erlandson) Hanson.  He was baptized into his faith on June 12, 1935 in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Cherokee, Iowa.  He was raised on a farm northwest of Quimby.  Chet attended school and graduated from Quimby High School with the class of 1950.  He spent three years after graduation working as a farmhand for a neighbor.

         Chet was united in marriage to Zelda Louise Huck on October 3, 1954 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby. The couple immediately moved to Holstein where Chet covered the territory for Simonsen, applying fertilizer and lime.  Chet and Zelda were blessed with three children, Michael, Kathleen and August.  He and son Auggie, would later work together in the Chet Hanson and Son Fertilizer and Ag Lime business, along with daughter Kathy doing the bookwork.  Chet gained and kept his customers by being an honest person. 

         Chet was a volunteer fireman for the Holstein Fire Department for 29 years and was one of the first people to buy shares in the Holstein Town and Country Club.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling and spending time with his family. 

         Left to cherish his memory are his children, Kathleen (Randall) Vollmar of Holstein, August (Joni) Hanson of Holstein, and Connie Hanson (Bob) Butcher of Holstein; grandchildren, Eric (Christina) Hanson, Brittany Hanson, Leyna Hanson (Mike Schweitzberger), Gavin Hanson (Megan Schwanz), Emily Vollmar (James Doxtad), Donna (Lucas) Doxtad, Melanie (Jared) Noelting, Taylor Hanson (Heather Joslin) and Kristina Vollmar; great-grandchildren, Oliver and August Schweitzberger, Stella and Amelia Doxtad, Kate and Duke Doxtad, Harper and Evelyn Noelting; sisters-in-law, Faith Hanson of Marcus, Iowa and Betty Hanson of Ida Grove, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

         He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Hanson; wife, Zelda; and brothers, Donald Hanson and Gunnar Hanson.





 Service Information

April 30, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home
1600 S. Kiel St.
Holstein, Iowa 51025

Funeral Service
May 1, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
304 E. 2nd St.
Holstein, Iowa

May 1, 2017

Holstein Cemetery

Holstein, Iowa 51025

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