Keith D. Hakanson, 66, of Maddock, ND, died Wednesday December 15th, 2010, at St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey, ND. Funeral services will be Monday, December 20th, 2010, 11:00 AM at North Viking Lutheran Church in Maddock with Pastor Allen Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7pm at the Nelson Funeral Home in Maddock. Casket bearers will be: Howard Jacobson, Gaylen Hakanson, John Benson, Dave Swanson, Dave Johnson and Harold Fossen.
Keith D. Hakanson was born at Maddock, ND, to Donald and Phyllis (Carlson) Hakanson on August 25th, 1944. He attended school at Maddock and graduated in 1962 from the Benson County Agricultural and Training School. He continued his education at the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton graduating with a degree in refrigeration and air conditioning technology. Following graduation from Wahpeton, he assumed his father’s business, Don’s Service in Maddock. He began farming and later became involved with Service and Parts, a farm implement business in Maddock. The business later evolved into Ag Resources in which he was a current partner. On August 6, 1982, he married Beverly Huber at Klara Lutheran Church, rural Heimdal, ND.
Keith was a baptized and confirmed member of North Viking Lutheran Church in Maddock. He had also served as a deacon of the church and was a charter member of the Maddock Jaycees. Keith loved music and in the 1960’s was a member of the Lee Sterling Quartet, playing the saxophone for many area dances. He enjoyed golf, deer hunting, fishing, boating and in his younger years, swimming.
He is survived by his wife: Beverly; 4 step-children: Jay (Leanna) Roberts of Globe, AZ, Michelle (Floyd) Wahl of Dickinson, ND; James (Beth) Roberts and Steve (Cathy) Roberts all of Sierra Vista, AZ; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother: Phyllis Hakanson of Maddock; a brother: Larry (Val) Hakanson of New Rockford, ND; 2 sisters: Peggy Ritchie of Sacramento, CA and Laurie (Dave) Warner of Great Falls, MT; 2 nieces and 4 nephews.
Keith was preceded in death by his father in 2001; maternal grandparents: Ed and Emma Carlson; paternal grandparents: Hjalmer and Mabel Hakanson.
We are so sorry about the loss of your loved one, Bev. God Bless You All. Gary & Ginny Sears
I am very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Life is a precious gift and so short. God has promised to one day soon eliminate death forever, along with all sickness, pain, and sorrow. (Rev.21:4) He has also promised to reunite us with our loved ones on a restored paradise earth. The Bible says he yearns to do this. (Job 14:14,15; John 5:28,29) I hope thses scriptures will bring comfort, strength, and hope when you read them together as a family. Cheryl D.