Official Obituary of

James Oscar Hanson

June 26, 1937 ~ July 26, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

James Hanson Obituary

James (Jim) Oscar Hanson (86) passed away July 26, 2023. Born in Sisseton SD June 26th,

1937, to Oscar & Erma (Wilson) Hanson. He was the youngest of seven children. He was

baptized & confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton. Jim was

raised in Sisseton where he attended school and graduated in 1955 from Sisseton High School. 

After graduating he moved to Montana with a friend and went to work in the mines. While in

Montana, he met his first wife Joyce Lyman, they had four children together. They moved to

Oregon in the Spring of 1962. Jim worked helping to build Pelton Dam. He went to work for PGE

as an outside/hydro maintenance foreman until he retired.

Jim loved country music, fishing, bowling, gardening, watching sports, gambling, cribbage,

cards and working in his shop.   He enjoyed going on the Pendleton Wagon Train, he drove his

horse Goldie, and rode his horse Justin.  He was a very accomplished farmer.


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