Mark Hanson, a.k.a Mark Ess

Mark Steven Hanson, also known as Mark Ess, 63, of Velva, and longtime Minot TV weatherman and radio broadcaster, died on Sunday, June 23, 2013, in a Fargo hospital.

Mark was born Dec. 18, 1949, in Ada, Minn., to Mayo and Eleanore (Krogstad) Hanson. He was reared and educated in Stanley and graduated from Wahpeton High School. Following his education he served in the Army.

Mark lived in Minot for many years and was employed as a radio broadcaster for KCJB and Clear Channel Radio and as a TV weatherman for KXMC TV. Most recently, he had been living in Velva.

Mark is survived by: his sister, Alecia “Lesa” Campbell, and brother, Dana Hanson; two nieces and several cousins.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial gathering: Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Minot Moose Lodge. (Potluck)

Interment: Will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Mo.

Visitation took place on Tuesday, June 25, at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

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