Byron Lawrence 'Barney' Hanson

Hanson, Byron "Barney" Lawrence Age 89 of suburban Minneapolis, passed away August 17, 2019. Preceded in death by parents Austin and Evelyn Shave, and four siblings. After a career in human resources at Control Data Corporation, he became a parish administrator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Barney was a devoted, principled, and fun husband, father and grandfather. His family was his first priority. He was his children's and grandchildren's biggest fan and spent many hours watching and encouraging them in their interests, sports, and activities. He enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, and photography. He was very active in the churches of which he was a member. He was a humorous, enthusiastic storyteller and an eloquent public speaker. Barney is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret Proulx; children Anne, Kathy Quick (Jack), Mark, Brian, and David; grandchildren and step- grandchildren Alissa Doth (Jeremy Stratton), Lou Doth (Erin), Carrie Roberts (Aaron), Brady Johnson, Aaron Hedrix (Casey), Brianna Rodriguez (Ulises), Kelsie Hadrava (Josh), Dana Liberty (Matt), Sara Hanson (Reese Thoen); great grandchildren Theo, London, Kennedy, Paul, Miles, Isabelle, Abigail, Eloise, Gabriella, Adelynn, Elise, Lauren, Whitney, & Harrison; many family and friends. Funeral service 11 AM, Friday, August 30 at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, 55347. Visitation 10 - 11 AM. Burial at adjacent cemetery. Lunch follows. Memorials preferred to the donor's choice. Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400