In Memory of

James A. Hanson

February 2, 1958 - June 12, 2022
From: Callender, IA


Callender – James A. Hanson 64, formerly of Callender, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the Marian Home, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2022 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Callender, with Pastor Greg Stano and Pastor Deb Stano officiating.  Burial will be at the Callender Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at the Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Jim is survived by his mother Betty Hanson of Fort Dodge; his brothers, Dave (Ruth) Hanson of Fort Dodge and Dan (Ranette) Hanson of Callender; four nephews; and two nieces.  He was preceded in death by his father Garland Hanson.

     James A. Hanson was born February 2, 1958 at Fort Dodge to Garland and Betty (Sollie) Hanson.  He graduated from Prairie Community High School and received his business degree from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska.  Jim was a longtime employee of S. Hanson Lumber until it closed.  He then worked several retail jobs in Fort Dodge until his retirement.  Jim was a lifetime member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Callender, gladly serving many board and volunteer positions.  Jim was also active in the Callender Lions Club and had served on the Callender Library Board.  Jim moved to health care centers due to his poor health five years ago. 

Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Monday
June 20, 2022
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
Callender, Iowa
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Sunday
June 19, 2022
Palmer Funeral Home
Gowrie, Iowa
Callender Cemetery
Callender, Iowa


Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 9:56 PM
“My deepest sympathy to you for the loss of Jim! May God comfort you with the memories you hold in your heart!”
- Jeanette Sandgren Thanupakorn

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 6:17 PM
“Deepest sympathies to your family.”
- Brian Van Kooten

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 1:39 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Julie A Hendricks

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 10:07 AM
“On a personal basis I did not know Jim very well. But as a Christian he made quite an impression. Where I attend church we are in a sermon series reviewing Old Testament stories we learn as children, Jonah, Daniel, David, etc., and how these still have a very significant message as adults. On the same line, it is with great honor, that I share with you that Jim reminds me of the song we learned as children, "This Little Light of Mine." ”
- Susanne Hindman

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 7:09 AM
“So sorry for your loss of Jim. Sending our sympathies
Dean and Jean Birkland”
- Jean Birkland

Monday, June 13, 2022 at 8:41 PM
“My prayers are with the family so sorry for your loss ”
- Jerry Prokop

Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:43 PM
“Dear Betty and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of cousin Jim's passing. I always looked forward to seeing him and all of you whenvwe would come to visit. He was always so kind to us, a gentle soul. Heaven has gained what we have lost. Love you all, Jenni”
- Jenni Wessling Forsman

Monday, June 13, 2022 at 3:23 PM
“To Betty Hanson I am so sorry for the loss of your son Jim I never Forgot him elementary school. I remember The night you at guys Invited me to stay the night at your place and Jim's turtle got loose He looked all over his bedroom for him I know my mom talk to you periodically at the 4th of July parades and things but I know this has nothing to do with Jim's death Mom has went blind. Again sorry for your loss ”
- Ronald Heginger

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