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Michael Gene Hansen, age 55 of Albertville, passed away on November 28, 2019.

He was born on June 1, 1964 in Winnebago, Minnesota to Dallas Gene and Ethel Mae (Olson) Hansen. Mike grew up in Wells, Minnesota and graduated from high school there. To further his education, he attended Austin AVTI and moved to the Twin Cities to start his career.

In 1986, he met Kristin Schmidt while working at Seagate in Minnetonka where they would play Wildcard Poker on the coffee vending machine cups and read horoscopes (during breaks of course). The two were joined in marriage in Bloomington, Minnesota on July 30, 1988. Together they raised two children.

Michael was employed with Herc-U-Lift in Maple Plain. Besides working, Mike enjoyed camping, deer hunting, fishing (especially ice fishing with the guys at Lake of the Woods), his dogs (his kids’ dogs), and spending time on the lake, tooling around in the pontoon boat.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Terry. Michael is survived by his wife, Kristin; children, Mandi and Dylan (Hope); sisters, Pam (Randy) Giebel, Carole (Paul) Brill, and Sheila Hansen; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN. Online condolences for the family may be directed to In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, Michael’s favorite cause.

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Craig Salisbury

    I feel like I lost a brother. It has been a few years since we had a chance to get together, but I’m glad that we got that chance.
    Kris and family…our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. John and Linda Wright

    It is such a shock to learn of Mike’s passing. May God’s peace and comfort be with Kris, Dylan and Mandi and the rest of the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Duane Lindely

    To Carol, Sheila
    So sorry to hear the news of Mike’s passing
    He was a good friend in high school and we had a lot of good times together that I still tell people about
    Mike and you will be in my thoughts and prayers

  4. Lynn Hansen

    So sorry to all of you. Sending love to you.all. Many good memories of your mom and dad and all of you kids. I am hoping to come if I can recover this week. Love you all! ♥️ RIP Mike! No more pain.

  5. Jolene(Walker) Hennessey

    Kristin and Family. Sorry to Hear of Mike’s passing. Now he is at peace.Hugs , Love and Prayers. You are a wonderful family!

  6. Darryl Kollodge

    We were enjoying another Thanksgiving celebration at the Westland’s when the tragic news came. To Dylan and family: Sending all our prayers and support. Deepest sympathy. We will be sending a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project who we also support in Mike’s honor. Darryl & Donna Kollodge

  7. Rob Malecek

    My deepest condolences to Michael’s loved ones. I very much enjoyed working with him at Herc-U-Lift and was saddened to hear of his passing. I am happy for him to be able to escape his chronic pain, and to be made whole again in the Resurrection of Christ.

    See you on the flip side Mike.

  8. Jim Gibson

    My condolences to Kristin and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Ryan Schancer

    My heartfelt sympathy to Kris and family. I am very sorry for your loss.

  10. Douglas Lamphier

    So sorry to hear about Mike (Skins). We had some very good times in Wells growing up and School in Austin Mn. Sorry for your loss. Take care.


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