Dell Rapids, SD
March 8, 2024
Veryl Hansen, age 72, of Dell Rapids, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 8, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Memorial services began at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids. A time to greet the family began one hour prior to the service.
Knowles Veryl Hansen was born on December 15, 1951, in Canova, South Dakota, to Knowles and Patricia (Strom) Hansen. He grew up in the Parker/Viborg area and graduated from Parker High School in 1970. In 1971, he entered the United States Navy and served on active duty for two years including time in the Philippines during the Vietnam Conflict. After his honorable discharge, he married Dorothy Patzlaff at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Humboldt. They lived at Salem and Humboldt until moving to the Colton Area. After 30 years in Colton, they moved to an acreage south of Dell Rapids. Veryl worked as a welder most of his life and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, Dell Rapids; children: Kurtis (Dana) Hansen, Salem, Travis Hansen, Watertown, Andrew Hansen, Egan, Kayleen Hansen, Sioux Falls, and Cherlynn (Andrew) Ketterling, Colman; grandchildren: Kylar Hansen, Trevor Hansen, Arik Hansen, Norah Hansen, Kimber Hansen, Corbin Klein, Elliot Klein, Jozlynn Pitts, Levi Pitts, Lauren Farris, Carlee Farris, and Easton Ketterling; and sisters: Vicki Miller, Rapid City, and Voni Hansen, Rapid City. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were provided by Minnehaha Funeral Home.