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Lorlys M. Hansen

August 23, 1936 — April 17, 2017

Lorlys M. “Sonny” Hansen Jr. age 80 of Detroit Lakes, MN died April 17, 2017 at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes, MN. Lorlys Merlyn Hansen was born August 23, 1936 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Lorlys and Decima (Spooner) Hansen. He grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1954. In 1957 he moved to Washington State where he married and worked for Boeing. He returned to Detroit Lakes in 1963 and in 1964 was married to Marlys Roath. They made their home in Detroit Lakes and Lorlys farmed with his father. In 1969 he started hauling trailer houses, which he did until he retired in 1991. Following his retirement he then started working for NAPA in Detroit Lakes until 2001. He continued farming and raising quarter horses and later purchased the Oak Grove Mobile Home Park from his father. Lorlys enjoyed his animals, the outdoors, gardening, and field work. He enjoyed people and had the gift to gab. He is survived by one daughter, Lori (Rolie) Mueller, of Detroit Lakes, MN; two sons, Donald Aus, of Detroit Lakes, MN; and Lonnie (Vonnie) Hansen, of North Branch, MN; five granddaughters, Ariel Mueller, Bethani Mueller, Taylor Mueller, Jessica Kildal, and Sara Bassett; one great granddaughter, Vaida Bassett; four daughters and one son from the state of Washington and several grandchildren; one brother Eugene (Edith) Hansen, of Detroit Lakes, MN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be on Friday April 21, 2017; 11:00 a.m. at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, MN. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the West-Kjos Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, MN.
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