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Robert “Bob” Lee Hanson


Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries



Robert “Bob” Lee Hanson, 69, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Preston, Minn. died Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Tucson of emphysema.

Bob was born in Preston to Ralph and Frances (Shaw) Hanson on Oct. 18, 1943. He attended school in Preston.

He joined the U.S. Army from 1960-63. He served 2 1/2 years in Hanau, Germany, as a supply clerk and driver for the officers.

He worked and lived in California where he married Pauline Jones in 1966 and later divorced, they had a daughter, Sheila Marie. He married Rose Lopez in 1969 and later divorced, they had two sons; Robert “Robbie” Lee and Brian Lee.

Bob worked as a machinist in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Wisconsin before settling in Tucson in 2009 due to health problems.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Sheila of California; sons, Robbie (Brenda) of Arizona and Brian (Tina) of California; sisters, Carolyn Weber of Byron, Minn. Shirley Walderon of Austin, Minn. and Betty Snikter of Jamestown, N.D.; and a brother, Ralph J. (Gudrun) Hanson of Petersburg, Va.; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Frances, sisters, Phyllis and Lorraine Hanson, and Donna (Hanson) Gerard, and an infant brother.

His body was donated to the University of Arizona in Tucson. Graveside services will be held at a later date.

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Class of 1948

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Preston High School Class of 1948 held their 65th reunion on June 8th at the Branding Iron in Preston. Back row (L-R): Warren Cummings, Gerald Parker, Jerry Ramaker, Phyllis (Severson) Anduson, Paul Walsh, Marlene (Jacobson) Fishbaugher, Jim Ford. ..... 
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Spin Fishing for Trout Workshop at the National Trout Center

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Join us on Saturday, June 15 at the National Trout Center, Preston, Minn. from 10am – noon for a spin fishing instruction workshop with Jeff Broberg. Broberg is the current President of the Minnesota Trout Association, a National Trout Center Boar ..... 
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Fly Casting, Fly Tying, & Fishing Instructions with the Federation of Fly Fishers

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

Join us on Saturday, June 22 at the National Trout Center, Preston, Minn. for a day of free fly fishing activities. Learn from the best. The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is a highly respected national organization, well known for producing talent ..... 
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Preston Ecumenical Progressive Dinner to address human trafficking

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

By Mitch Walbridge A huge problem in today’s society plagues the United States as human trafficking has taken the title of the “fastest growing crime in the U.S.,” second only to illegal drug trafficking. The illegal industry is estimated to ..... 
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Fillmore Central to bring back Cross Country

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The last time Fillmore Central had students involved in Cross Country was 2008-2009. At that time, there was only one student participating. Recently, nine students expressed interest in starting the program again, which would be shared with Lane ..... 
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Preston Area Tourism receives grant

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Preston Area Tourism for a new brochure rack that is located at the Trailhead and new signage on the Preston Trout Float. The new sign was completed in time for the 2013 T ..... 
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Chester “Chet” Rindels

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Chester “Chet” Rindels, 91, of Preston, Minn. died, Thursday, May 16, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Chet was born on September 26, 1921 in Castlewood, South Dakota, the son of Samuel and Annie (Ruesink) Rindels. Chet atten ..... 
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Preston reviews city projects

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner City Administrator Joe Hoffman reviewed the progress on a variety of ongoing projects at the city council’s May 20 meeting. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Hoffman said the city utility has authorized about $10,000 to t ..... 
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