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  Hakanson Obituary

February 20, 2005 - The following is the content of the obituary for Russell Hakanson, published in The Facts.

Russell Hakanson, 46, of Lake Jackson, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2005.

He was born April 24, 1958, to Richard and Veda Hakanson in Ludington, Michigan. He moved to the Brazosport area in 1983. He was the president of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 347. Russell was an instrument and electrical consultant for Marathon Oil in Equatorial Guinea, Africa. Russell and his colleagues built the first power plant in that country on the island of Malabo. He was “Papa Russell” to the African locals because he taught the electrical skills which enabled them to become electricians. He lived life every day as if it was his last.

Russell is survived by his wife of 19 years, Cindi Hakanson of Lake Jackson; one daughter, Kendra Hakanson of Lake Jackson; one brother, Richard Hakanson of Ludington, Michigan; two sisters, Lynne Odean and husband, Clint, of Ludington, Michigan, Lu Ann Gauthier of Ludington, Michigan; four half-brothers, George Sadler and wife, Marsha, of Michigan, Robert Sadler of California, Don Hakanson and wife, Joan, of Florida, Roger Hakanson and wife, Pat, of Michigan; two half-sisters, Dolores Pahoski of Michigan, Marian Norconk and husband, Rudy, of Michigan; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one half-brother, Kenneth Hakanson.

Family will receive friends Sunday, February 20, 2005, from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Lakewood Funeral Chapel. Rosary services will be at 6 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 21, 2005, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Leo Wleczyk officiating.

Pallbearers will be Sam Jimenez, Arnie Rubalcaba, Jeff Erdelt, Fred Rubalcaba, Kelly Burton and John Riley.

Honorary pallbearers are members of his E.A.A. Chapter 347.

Russell was devoted to his family. He was a loving and caring husband, father, brother and uncle. He taught his daughter to enjoy life as he did. He will always be remembered by his daughter, nieces and nephews as a teacher of many skills, having taught them to swim, hunt, fish and more. He was adored by his family and will be greatly missed by everyone who loved him.

Arrangements by Lakewood Funeral Chapel, 98 N. Dixie Dr., Lake Jackson (979) 297-6464.

Published February 20, 2005 in The Facts, Brazoria County, Texas






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