Arthur Hanson, age 71, of Black Hawk, S.D., died on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Arthur Harry Hanson was born on Oct. 16, 1945, in Pennington County, S.D., and was adopted by Harry and Anna (Benson) Hanson. He attended Hart and Marietta country schools in rural Haakon County, and later graduated from Philip High School in 1963. After graduation, Arthur worked on the family ranch.
Arthur was united in marriage to Judy Spinler on June 23, 1965, at Union Center and they lived on the family ranch until 2001, when moving to Black Hawk.
His passion was dirt track car racing where he spent many Friday and Saturday nights. His family was his pride and joy. He drove many miles to attend his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.
Arthur was a kind, generous husband, father, brother and grandfather and will be missed by all.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Hanson, of Black Hawk; a daughter, Kendra Heydon, of Wessington Springs; a son, Brian Hanson and his wife, Heather, of Philip; five grandchildren, Blaine Heydon and his wife, Miranda, of Huron; Koel Sievers and her husband, Tyler, of Wolsey; Brock Hanson and special friend, Shelby Schofield, Brice Hanson and Taylor Hanson, all of Philip; two great-granddaughters, Kaydence Sievers and Ryleigh Heydon; a sister, Bonnie Morgan and her husband, Ed, of Miller; a sister-in-law, Linda Mettler and husband, Richard, of Hudson, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Anna Hanson.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.