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Published October 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

Hans Theodore Aakre, Jr.

Hans Theodore Aakre, Jr. of Fargo, ND went home with his Heavenly Father after fighting a courageous battle with cancer on October 8, 2013, at home surrounded by family. He was born in Grygla, MN on July 8th, 1936. He went to a one-room schoolhouse in Grygla, MN, and graduated from Goodrich High School. He played football and basketball in high school. He married his soul mate Janice Hanson on the 13th of July, 1957. He has been very active with the Lions Club for the last 40+ years and loved helping with the blind bowling and the All Star basketball every year. He worked with Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops out of Nativity Church. He was a very active member of Nativity. He loved to travel and teach his children and grandchildren how to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jan, his children, Theodore (Kathy) Aakre, Chaska, MN, Linda (Joe) Mayo, West Fargo, ND, Steve (Patty) Aakre, West Fargo, ND, and Susan (Philip) Korynta, Ardoch, ND. His grandchildren Jessica (Shane) Hayes, Pamela (Ryan) Hansen, Nicole Aakre, Alan Aakre, Beth Aakre, Bryton Korynta, Ruth Ann Aakre, Erin Korynta, Justyn Korynta, Jessica Korynta, Trinity Korynta, Khaleela Korynta, and Danni Korynta. Great-grandchildren Tristan Hayes, Isaac Mayo, Sierra Hansen, Wesley Hansen, Ariella Hayes, and Micah Hansen.

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