Longtime Hotchkiss resident David Lars Hanson died Dec. 5, 2015, at the VA Hospital in San Diego, Calif. He was 78.
He was in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Midway.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and tinkering in his shop.
Mr. Hanson is survived by a brother, Hilding Hanson; two sisters, Carolyn Patratzik and JoAnn Graham; three sons, Bradley (Chandra) Hanson, Christopher (Julie) Hanson and Michael (Lyndsey) Hanson; a stepdaughter, Heidi Webb; 11 grandchildren, Kristina (Randy) Franco, Levi (Kelly) Hanson, James (Holly) Hanson Tyler Hanson, Hayden Hanson, Jay Webb, Elias, Wyatt, Ryker, Liam and Piper Hanson; and 10 great-grandchildren, Jaycie, Zoey and Kannah Franco, Kylee, Karlie and Addie Hanson, Kaleb, Zayne, Gavin and Paige Hanson; and extended family.
A memorial service is planned for next summer.