Kenneth Joseph Hanson, born on December 14, 1958, in Fargo, North Dakota, passed away on February 14, 2023, at the age of 64, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ken attended Rio Grande High School and graduated in 1977. After high school, he went to mechanic school at Vo-Tech Institute where he received a certificate in auto mechanics. He was employed as a mechanic for various companies in Colorado and New Mexico.
Ken was an avid collector of motorcycles and classic cars; he derived immense satisfaction from restoring and maintaining them. He also loved fishing and spent countless hours near the water, enjoying the peacefulness and tranquility it offered.
Ken was the youngest son of Amos Donald and Elizabeth (Betty) Hanson. He had a passion for taking care of his mother in her later years. Additionally, he was a beloved brother, uncle, and friend. Survived by his two elder brothers, Mark and Tom, and his younger sister, Ellen, as well as his brother-in-law, Patrick. He held a special place in his heart for his niece Jennifer and his nephews James, Joe, John, and Paul.
Ken's warm smile, infectious laugh, and kind heart made him loved by everyone who knew him. His presence will be sorely missed by his family and friends. In honoring Ken's life, his family and friends will remember him as a loving and caring person who lived life to the fullest. His legacy will continue through the memories he created with those who loved him.
"I said a prayer for you today and know God must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart, although he spoke no word. I didn't ask for wealth or fame I knew you wouldn't mind. I asked him to send treasures of a far more lasting kind! I asked that he'd be near you at the start of each new day. To grant you health and blessings and friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small. But it was his loving care I prayed the most of all."