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Sterling Hansen 1988-2008

Aug 28, 2008

Funeral service for former Emmetsburg resident Sterling Lee Hansen of Coon Rapids is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Pastor David Biddle will officiate. Inurnment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Graettinger.

Visitation is after 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Sterling Hansen died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at his home in Coon Rapids. He was 20.

Sterling Lee Hansen was born Feb. 2, 1988, in Emmetsburg, the son of Timmy Hansen and Michelle (Knudsen) Sarratt. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Coon Rapids. Sterling attended school in Emmetsburg before moving to Canton, SD, where he graduated from Canton High School.

Sterling was currently living in Coon Rapids where he was employed by Tri-R Farms. Sterling and Suzie Ralfs have a daughter, Jayden.

Surviving is his very dear friend, Suzie Ralfs and his daughter Jayden of Canton, SD; his mother, Michelle Sarratt and her friend Dave Hitzman of Centerville, SD; his father Timmy Hansen and his friend Cindy Baker of Emmetsburg; his sisters, Amber Hansen of Sioux Falls, SD, Kela Hansen of Centerville, SD, and Taira Hansen of Nemo, SD; his nephews, Talen Craig and Keaton Ray Hansen of Sioux Falls, SD; and his grandparents, Richard and Betty Knudsen of Coon Rapids and Marie Hansen of Audubon.

Sterling Hansen was preceded in death by his grandfather, Forrest Hansen.

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