Robert Andrew Hanson

WAYZATA, MN. – Robert Andrew Hanson, of Wayzata, Minnesota, died on May 7, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on May 9, 1925. He received his education with a B.A. at the University of Minnesota and M.A. from the University of Denver. He was a World War II veteran. His professional career was as a clinical psychologist in Maine, California and Marquette, Michigan.

He married Eleanor Pechstein, with whom he had one daughter, Lorianne Lynn Carnahan (Hanson). He subsequently married Margaret Ann Hanson (Ehrhardt) in Marquette, Michigan.

He is survived by his daughter, Lori Carnahan of Maple Grove, Minnesota, his granddaughter, Jessica Carnahan, three step-children: Frederick Ehrhardt (Mary Kay) of Norway, Michigan, Jean Ehrhardt (Bruce Gustafson) of Marquette, Michigan, and Tia Brueggemann (Walter) of Cincinnati, Ohio; step-grandchildren: Brett Ehrhardt, Nicole Passuello, Robert Ehrhardt, Harley Coolman, Jodi Coolman, Jessica Teasley, and Melissa Teasley; and ten great grand- children.

Bob had a generous nature and was a loving, caring, husband, father and grandfather. His love for nature and the outdoors included hiking, skiing, backpacking, canoeing, golfing and gardening. He also led Outward Bound programs for many years. He continued into his late years to follow emerging scientific developments in the natural world and in medical research.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. A memorial service will be held at a later date.