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Gerald S. Hanson, 81, of Cloquet passed away May 24, 2014.

He was born April 15, 1933, in Duluth to Harold and Helen.

He graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1951. He worked for DM&IR and then for many years with his parents and brothers at Arrowhead Office and Typewriter and retired from Northern Country Business Products.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rochelle Hanson (Giddings); daughter, Machelle (Alan) Lampela of Two Harbors; sons Michael (Diana) Hanson of Tustin, Calif., and Dana Hanson of Two Harbors along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, dedicated father, and remarkable grandpa. He was skilled at woodworking, designing, building, and fixing anything - the true master of Gerry-Rigging.

The family expresses thanks to Essentia Hospice and Diamond Willow Cloquet staff as well as the support from family and friends.

Memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cloquet, 1125 North Road, with coffee and refreshments following at the Midway Town Hall, 3230 Midway Road.