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Coleton Hanson

June 4, 2012
Estherville Daily News

Mr. Coleton Hanson, age 17, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Alton, went to heaven on Saturday, June 2, 2012.

There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m., at the Alton Reformed Church in Alton. The Rev. Scott Bonestroo will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Coleton Lawrence was born on May 31, 1995, in Sioux Center, the son of Todd Alan and Dawn Renae (Wielenga) Hanson. He was named after a grandfather.

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Coleton Hanson

He was first raised at Alton. For the past few years he has lived at Spirit Lake, where he just completed his sophomore year in high school.

Currently, Cole worked part-time at the Outrigger Restaurant in Okoboji. Earlier, he assisted his mother at the Tri-State Livestock Auction Caf in Sioux Center.

He was a baptized member of the Alton Reformed Church.

Coleton enjoyed baking (and eating scotch-a-roos), cooking, drawing, fishing, landscaping (always planting something), playing video games, spending time with his friends, and snowboarding. He loved his pets and was a Big Brother to Carter. He considered Grandma Wielenga his best friend.

Survivors include his mother, Dawn Wielenga-Beegle, and her husband, Tony Beegle, of Alcester, S.D.; father, Todd Hanson, of Spirit Lake, and his special friend, K. J. Stewart; grandparents, Lawrence Wielenga, of Orange City; and Wendell and Karen Hanson, of Estherville; great-grandmother, Christine Menning, of Orange City; two brothers and a sister, Zachary De Haan, of Alton, and his friend, Kimmi Fuller; Tanya De Haan, of Orange City; and Carter Hanson, of Alcester; a nephew and a niece, Dawson and Dakota Reis; uncles and aunts, Mark and Robynn Hanson and Michelle and Gary Jacobson, all of Estherville; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Janet Wielenga.

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