Timothy Lyle Hansen

Timothy Lyle Hansen

Tim Hansen, 63, passed to his heavenly home from his Fargo home, of natural causes on January 9, 2019.

Tim was born May 20, 1955 in St. Ansgar Hospital, Moorhead to Lyle and Barbs Hansen. He attended Hitterdal Elementary and in 4th grade, Hawley, MN. In high school he was active in sports, but his favorite sports were hunting and fishing.

He graduated in 1973, continuing his education at Moorhead Area Technical School in Diesel Mechanics where he earned his diploma in 1976.

He worked for Pathfinder Mines Corporation in Shirley Basin, Wyoming. Life took him to Macaqua-Guri, Venezuela. He learned to read, write and speak fluent Spanish. Returning to the States, he was employed by Nello L. Teer Co., Durham, NC; later the job took him to Columbia, SC. His final employment was with Brown-Root Co. in Santiago, Panama.

Tim moved back to this area and worked for several area companies. His last employment was with Swanston Equipment Company of Fargo, ND.

He married Ginger Riley in Raleigh, NC where his only child, a son, Timothy Lyle Jr. was born.

Tim had many friends and he was a great friend to many. He was a fun-loving fellow and got along well with others. Although not perfect, he was a kind Christian man active in his church; working with the youth programs was a beautiful thing to him. For years he rang the bell for the Salvation Army Christmas drive.

Tim was an expert grill master. He built a huge barbecue grill and would prepare whole pigs for family and friends. His recipes were delicious. As an active member of the Hawley Lions, Tim grilled the sausages for "Breakfast on the Farm" and assisted with the preparation of the lutefisk for the Lions feed in November. In recent years, following a severe back injury at work, his health rapidly declined.

He is survived by his parents, Lyle and Barbs Hansen, Big Cormorant Lake, MN; two sisters, Tammy Pidde, Burien, Washington, Toni (Mitch) Kleber, Moorhead, MN; his son, Timothy Lyle Jr. (Brenda), Newport, Washington and his stepson, Parker Hanson Harding, Hawley, MN; one sister, deceased, Terrie (Roger) Kujava, Hawley, MN and one nephew, Mark Kleber, Moorhead, MN.

Memorial Service: 2:00 PM, Monday, January 28, 2019, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Fargo.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church.

A private interment will be held at a later date in Hawley.

Tim loved his Lord and would often say, "Jesus loves you, and so do I" or "Have a blessed day".

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Arrangements by Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home - Fargo, ND