Bruce B. Hanna

MEDICINE LAKE – Bruce B. Hanna, 77, of Medicine Lake, formerly of Fairmont, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m.

Bruce Hanna was born June 22, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minn., son of Russell and Dorothy Hanna. He graduated from Fairmont High School as valedictorian and went on to study engineering at Hamline University and the U of M. He worked for Northern States Power as a system analyst and manager. He loved his family, lakes, mountains, travel, and working on his many projects. Most of all, he could spend entire days happily puttering in his yard. He spent 50 years on Medicine Lake and often escaped the harsh winters in Florida. A recent high point of his life happened when he hosted his three sons and their families on a cruise through Alaska. Spending time with his family and seeing the majestic beauty of the glaciers was perhaps his most fitting swan song.

Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Marilyn (Moeller) Hanna; his sons, David, Steven (Mary), and Jonathan (Brooke); his brother, Philip (Donna); sister, Kathyrn Hanna; four grandsons, David Jr., Thomas, Jack, and Andrew Hanna; and many other friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Dorothy Hanna.

Memorials are preferred to the donor’s favorite charity or The Nature Conservancy.