Todd "TJ" Hanten Jr.

Todd "TJ" Hanten Jr.


Dates

November 11, 1985 - October 29, 2022

Obituary

Todd “TJ” Hanten Jr., 36, of Humboldt formerly of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, October 29, 2022, in rural Humboldt. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, November 11, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Lisbon Cemetery in rural Mitchell. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at the church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Todd Ray Hanten Jr. “TJ” was born to Todd and Michele (Halweg) Hanten on a cold wintery November night. The old primer grey ford pickup got Todd and Michele to the hospital before their bundle of joy arrived. When TJ arrive and the doctor said it’s a boy, Todd fainted. Todd was teased that he wanted a boy so bad he passed out, little did he know TJ would be followed by two more boys. Oh, the things they did growing up, the fights and arguments to having each other’s backs when they needed brotherly love. TJ was the first grandchild on both sides of the family, which he was loved and spoiled by them all.

His love for trucks and fast cars started at a very young age, growing up on the Old Roll N’ Wheel Racetrack with his track cousins. There were many summer nights spent in the old pickup box watching his dad race while playing with his racing cousins. TJ had many friends along the way, but one friend that was there from childhood was his best friend “Putz”.

As TJ started school he joined the youth wrestling program, but found his true love was for baseball. He would even ride his bike 13 miles to town down gravel roads to get to practice if everyone was too busy. Coach said he was one of the fittest players on the team because of it. TJ spent many hours in the Davison County 4-H programs. He showed dogs and loved his animals. His true passion was for the Shooting Sports Program. He competed in BB gun, .22 rifle, pistol, shotgun, and archery which was his favorite. He loved archery so much; he got his dad started in it as well. He was one of the first 4-H members in Davison County to compete at 4-H Nationals, where he placed 11th out of 42 shooters. Keith and Bonnie fed his passion for archery by taking him on carp shoots, paddle fishing, 3-D shoots, and keeping him in the best equipment.

TJ loved the great outdoors, the many fishing trips with Grandpa Gene and Grandma Marilyn, and trying to out fish them for biggest walleye was his goal and he succeeded at. He has instilled the love for fishing into his pride and joy, his son Gage and daughter Haven.

TJ knew his place in church and learned to appreciate all things from Pastor John Hansen’s teachings. Pastor John confirmed TJ and officiated TJ and Jennifer’s wedding ceremony in God’s created church, on the farm next to one of TJ’s favorite fishing holes, the stock pond.

TJ is survived by his wife, Jen; children, Gage and Haven; parents, Todd and Michele; brothers, Levi (Chauntel) and Wyatt (Nicole); grandparents, Gene Hanten and Ron and LuEva Halweg; aunts, Shelly (Matt) Demmers, Kris (Chad) Blindauer, Corey Halweg, Wendy (Travis) Bechen, and Jennifer Halweg; comrade, Matt “Putz” Puetz; and many nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Marilyn Hanten, and his great-grandparents.

We are all blessed to have shared a part in his life, and even though our hearts hurt now, the memories will live on forever.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the TJ Hanten Memorial Fund at Palace Federal Credit Union for his children’s future education.


Visitation(s)

Date
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 N Main St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Friday, November 11, 2022
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 N Main St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Lisbon Cemetery
Rural Mitchell, SD


Posted by Ann Anderson on November 11, 2022
Knowing you for some 15 years and in many ways, i will miss your smile your brown eye's and most of all you. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Ann Anderson on November 11, 2022
Knowing you for some 15 years and in many ways, i will miss your smile your brown eye's and most of all you. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Marci Indahl on November 11, 2022
Thinking of you all today, my heartfelt sympathy. May you all find comfort in the many memories you have of Todd.
Praying and hugs for comfort in the days to come. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ
Posted by Marci Indahl on November 11, 2022
Thinking of you all today, my heartfelt sympathy. May you all find comfort in the many memories you have of Todd.
Praying and hugs for comfort in the days to come. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ
Posted by Sabrina Persing on November 11, 2022
This is still so unbelievable! I had the pleasure of working with Tofd at Sanitation Products. He was very very good at what he did. There is now a HUGE void at Sanitation.
Jen, oooh honey i am so so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I know your pain. So, if you ever need to talk PLEASE don't hesitate to reach out. When half of you is missing it is difficult. I love you young lady. You had a very special husband ๐Ÿ˜˜
Posted by Brenda Peterson on November 10, 2022
Todd and Michelle Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family
Posted by Paula Arthur (Schuh) on November 10, 2022
So sorry for your loss! Prayers are with you all during such a difficult time! May God surround you in love and bring you peace! Thinking of you all and sending hugs your way!
Posted by Lyla Jerke on November 9, 2022
My sincere sympathy to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Rodger & Kristen Hanten on November 9, 2022
Our deepest sympathies to Todd, Michelle and family.
Posted by Benita Yacevich on November 8, 2022
Todd, Michelle, and family, so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in the days ahead. Prayers for you all!
Posted by Lynn TerMeer ,,, on November 8, 2022
SO. SORRY. FOR. YOUR. LOSS โ—๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ YOUR ALL IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS โ—๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ KEEP MEMORIES CLOSE IN YOUR HEART OF TJ ALSO KNNOW OUR LOVING GOD. IS ALWAYS WITH YOU. TO. HELP YOU. โ€ฆ SENDING. HUGS ๐Ÿซ‚ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโ—๏ธ GOD. BLESS
Posted by Travis Anderson on November 8, 2022
My deepest sympathy for all family members. I have had the pleasure of working with TJ for the last 16 years at Sanitation Products in Sioux Falls. I have seen him grow into one of the best mechanics i have ever had. He had worked his way up from welder to installer to on road service technician to shop foreman. He was very skilled with several different lines of equipment that we sell and service here and was always very eager to learn something new. He was one of the best welders i have seen in the forty years i have worked in this industry. Todd will be greatly missed by Sanitation Products and many customers that enjoyed and appreciated his quick and accurate diagnosis and service. I will miss him not only as a coworker but also as a friend. Rest in peace Todd.
Posted by June & Mike Wenande on November 7, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I remember him riding his bike to baseball too! He did have quite a love for the game! We are so sorry for your loss!
Posted by Betty zoss on November 7, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family
Posted by Joe Kaus on November 7, 2022
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Carla and Brian Schuldt on November 7, 2022
Our deepest sympathy for your loss thank God for the years that you had with him. Love that he gave you grandchildren that you can love and cherish in remembrance of him.
Posted by Tonya Stroud on November 6, 2022
My sincerest condolences for the family at this time. My heart goes out to you at this time. TJ will be missed. I will never forget the last time I talked to him. Love you TJ He may be gone from our sight but never from our hearts.. thinking of you Todd and Michelle
Posted by Tonya Stroud on November 6, 2022
My sincerest condolences for the family at this time. My heart goes out to you at this time. TJ will be missed. I will never forget the last time I talked to him. Love you TJ He may be gone from our sight but never from our hearts.. thinking of you Todd and Michelle
Posted by Ken and Sandra on November 6, 2022
So sorry for your loss, hope and prays coming your way.
Posted by Grace & Joe Murphy on November 5, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Missy Rausch on November 5, 2022
Sending prayers to all of you. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Linda Endorf on November 5, 2022
My thoughts and prayer are with you. Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss
Posted by Boyd and Kay reimnitz on November 5, 2022
Todd and Michelle, so sorry for your loss!
Posted by Diane & Bryan Slaba on November 5, 2022
Todd and Michele,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Our sympathies and prayers to you and your families.
Posted by Larry Neugebauer on November 5, 2022
My deepest sympathy.
Posted by Shari Ramhorst on November 5, 2022
Every bit of my heart goes out to you and your family during this time. Love and hugs to you all. TJ will never be forgotten. Please accept my sympathy.
Posted by Kris Feddersen on November 4, 2022
So Sorry My thoughts are with you all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Posted by Sally buchholz on November 4, 2022
Sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you n your family
Posted by Terry and Cheryle Aslesen on November 4, 2022
Our hearts are aching for you and your family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your loving memories will help ease your pain in time
Posted by Arlen and Patty Schuh on November 4, 2022
Our deepest sympathies - sending prayers
Posted by Tim and Tammy Bassett on November 4, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Posted by Shanna Weiss on November 4, 2022
What a positively beautiful memorial!! Our hearts just break for you all! Thoughts and prayers for you now and in the difficult days ahead!
Posted by Tim and Karen Harrington on November 4, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
Posted by Autumn Carr on November 4, 2022
Mike and I send our deepest sympathies, I remember when Iโ€™d ride horses at your place, TJ was always outdoors with a hand in everything.
Posted by Patti and Jim Kost on November 4, 2022
Our deepest sympathies. Prayers to you and family.
Posted by Robyn Bartunek on November 4, 2022
My prayers of comfort and sympathy are with you, so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Gary and Mary Stadlman on November 4, 2022
Todd, Michelle and family, We are sending our sincere condolences with the los of TJ, May the memories of him bring you peace.
Posted by Darrell and Dianne Carr on November 4, 2022
We are so saddened to hear of your loss of TJ. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope your memories will bring comfort.
Posted by Mavis Anderson on November 4, 2022
I have many good memories of TJ back in the elementary school days.! Sympathy to all of you!
Posted by Jenna Halweg on November 4, 2022
My beautiful nephew know you were loved by so many. You were more like my little brother than my nephew. I will never forget you and never stop loving you. I enjoyed teaching you things when you were little especially teaching you how to swim you may have scratched my neck and shoulders in fear at first but by the end of the day you were so proud of your self and you and Levi were swimming like champs. You are loved by so many and will be missed greatly Especially by your son Gage and daughter Haven lots of family and friends. Rest in peace my beautiful nephew you will never be forgotten we all love you.
Posted by Jeff and Tammi Guericke on November 3, 2022
Our deepest sympathy, prayerโ€™s to your entire family๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
Posted by Mike & Kim Satterlee on November 3, 2022
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family
Posted by Mark and Becky Gaulke on November 3, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Youโ€™re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Posted by Brenda Moore on November 3, 2022
Our sympathies -and prayers to heal-
Posted by Jeanette McDaniel on November 3, 2022
Todd and Michelle and family, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and sympathy in this heart breaking time.
Posted by Rod & Diana Descombaz on November 3, 2022
So sorry for your loss of a loved one-thoughts-prays are with you all !!!!
Posted by Bob & Karen Mohr on November 3, 2022
So sorry for your loss!!!! Hugs and prayers to you all!!! Deepest sympathy to you!! May your memories bring comfort to you during this difficult time!!!
Posted by Val & Dawn Luckett & Family on November 3, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers to you all
Posted by Lisa & Ed Neugebauer & Family on November 3, 2022
Todd, Michele, Levi and Wyattโ€ฆ I am so saddened and sorry to hear about TJ. Deepest sympathies and lifting you up in prayers.
Posted by Pam Kiner on November 3, 2022
Todd and Michele and family. My deepest sympathies. Prayers and hugs to you..will be thinking of you at this difficult time.
Posted by Dan and Mary Froning on November 3, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss sending our thought and prayers. He will always remain with you through all your wonderful memories.
Posted by Brandon Neugebauer on November 3, 2022
So Sorry - prayers
Posted by Kay Richards on November 3, 2022
My deepest sympathy!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!
Posted by Andrea Hart on November 3, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Posted by Dorene Hoffie on November 3, 2022
So very sorry to hear of TJโ€™s passing. My deepest sympathy Todd, Michelle and family. Hugs and prayers for all of you during this difficult time.
Posted by Diane Royalty on November 3, 2022
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for your entire family. Tragedies like this are so difficult to understand.
Posted by Julie Doerr on November 3, 2022
I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by June & Ron Sargent on November 3, 2022
So sorry for your loss send prayers and hugs to you all
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on November 3, 2022
So sorry for this sad loss !! TJ will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know him !! You all are in our thoughts and prayers !!
Posted by Bruce Trebil on November 3, 2022
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you both and the rest of the family
Posted by Keith and Lisa on November 3, 2022
Our sympathies to you both!
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on November 2, 2022
Thoughts and prayers Todd, Michele and family. May God comfort and carry you through the coming days. Hugs๐Ÿ’›
Posted by Charlie and Vicki Larson on November 2, 2022
So sorry for you all, may God be with you all
Posted by Pat Cassutt on November 2, 2022
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking and praying for your family. May God wrap His arms around you all and bring you some comfort during this time.
Posted by Robert and Deb Tilton on November 2, 2022
So very sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayersโ€ฆ
Posted by Robert and Jen Kuyper on November 2, 2022
Todd, Michele, Levi and Wyattโ€ฆ I am so sorry to hear about TJ. We are are thinking of you all and lifting you up in prayer. Hugs!
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Jack) on November 2, 2022
DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF THE FAMILY.
JACK.....FROM TRAIL KING
Posted by Gary and Judy Luckett on November 2, 2022
So sorry prayers
Posted by Bill and Sherry Nebelsick on November 2, 2022
Sending prayers.
Posted by Joel and Norma Kannegieter on November 2, 2022
Todd, Michele and family we are so sorry for the loss of TJ, we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Posted by Arden & Jeannette Lemke on November 2, 2022
Our deepest sympathies Todd & Michelle. Prayers to your whole family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Posted by Wanda & Mark Gillen on November 2, 2022
Thoughts & Prayers to your family - so sorry to hear this ๐Ÿ™
Posted by Gaylynn weber on November 2, 2022
Thinking of you Tod and Michelle! So sorry for your loss!! Praying for you and your family!!!
Posted by jjohn & sally blasius on November 2, 2022
Prayers and our deepest sympathy to Michelle,Todd and her entire family. God be with you.
Posted by Abby Cassutt on November 2, 2022
Prayers go out to you and your family.
Posted by Cathy Fox on November 2, 2022
My deepest sympathies Todd and Michelle. Prayers for you and your family.
Posted by Tami Dammann on November 2, 2022
So so sorry many many hugs to all family and friends
Posted by Joyce and Rusty Weinberg on November 1, 2022
So sorry to hear this. Sending prayers to you all
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