Rolf G. Hanson, 91, of Roseville, died July 11.

Rolf was a World War II Navy veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre from 1942 to 1946. He was a graduate of South Dakota State University and Luther Seminary. Rolf was a longtime Lutheran pastor serving a number of parishes in Minnesota and Montana, including St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church (1971–91). He retired from active ministry in 1991.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul, James and John. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Esther; children, Rolf (Linda) Hanson, Kristine (Gerald) Larson, Else (James) Carlson, Karen (David) Benton, Peter (Kay) Hanson and Grete (Charles) Hanson; 18 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren.

His funeral service was held July 17 at Cross Lutheran Church in Maplewood. Interment followed at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Grove, Minn.

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