Austyn James Hanson, age 19 of Redwood Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his home in Redwood Falls. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Austyn James Hanson was born April 7, 1999 to James Hanson and Gail Seikora-Hanson in Willmar, Minnesota. He was baptized at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso. Austyn attended Wabasso Public High School where he received student of the week and graduated with honors in May of 2017. He received an Academic Scholarship to North Dakota State University where he majored in Computer Engineering. Austyn enjoyed watching Game of Thrones and playing computer and board games. His favorite color was purple. Austyn loved history, especially WWI and WWII. He studied the origins of how tanks were created and used during the wars. He enjoyed reading historical fiction and non-fiction books. He would build and paint Warhammer models. Austyn loved to travel and could be found wearing shorts and a t-shirt all year round, regardless of the weather. Last summer, Austyn led his family throughout Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. They visited many cathedrals and war sights along the way. Austyn would tell a story about the history of the people and place at every stop. He had a passion about equality for everyone, and was loved by many. He loved spending time with his family, especially his brother and helping him with his homework.
Austyn is survived by parents James & Gail of Redwood Falls; brother Garett Hanson of Redwood Falls; grandfather Clair “Bud” Hanson of Walnut Grove; and many aunts, uncles, cousins & friends. He is preceded in death by grandparents: Audrey & Francis Seikora and Alice Hanson, and aunt Sharon Caballero-Garcia.