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Verlyn “Bub” Hanson

The Reverend Verlyn L. “Bub” Hanson, age 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ on June 23, 2021.  Kinzley Funeral Home in Madison is assisting with the arrangements.  Per Verlyn’s wishes no services will be held.  When you think of him, remember his smile and heartfelt love.

Pastor Bub was born on October 28, 1952 on a farm near Orland, SD and lived in Madison, SD most of his life. He was the fifth of eleven children born to Marvin and Beverly Hanson.

After serving in the United States Navy, he returned home to Madison and on May 3, 1980 he married Vickie, the love of his life.

Pastor Bub owned and operated “Bub’s Service” in Madison for over 25 years during which time he earned his Master of Divinity from North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, SD.  He pastored First Baptist Church in Madison and went on to pastor the First Baptist Church in Trinidad, CO, and then West Memorial Chapel in Chester, SD. After retiring, Pastor Bub provided pulpit supply and was especially privileged to serve Good Shepard Free Lutheran Church where dear friends such as Mike and Betty Klopf had always encouraged him in his ministry.

Pastor Bub was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Beverly Hanson; four brothers, Keith, Dennis, Larry, and Rick Hanson; and one sister, Jean Hanson.

Pastor Bub is survived by his wife, Vickie; daughter Robin Meyer and husband Brian; son Shaun Ryan and wife Stephanie; daughter Angela Cavill and husband Dr. William; son Matthew Hanson; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister Twila Martin and husband Dave; sister Bonnie Lindholm and husband Danny; sister Lori Hansen and husband Bill; brother Roger Hanson and wife Charlotte; brother Jeff Hanson and wife Traci; sister-in-law Linda Walker and husband Dean; sister-in-law Judy Hanson; sister-in-law Joan Hanson; and many nieces and nephews.

Bub was a very loving and caring husband and father who always put Christ first in his life, and his devotion to Christ is shared by his wife and children. He would often tell others that there is room at the cross for them, and that the invitation is open to all who accept Jesus. Pastor Bub will be forever remembered, cherished, and missed dearly.


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