Magnus James Hans

March 2, 2020-Feb. 24, 2024

COURTLAND–Magnus James Hans, age 3, of Courtland passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 with his loving family by his side.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1 p.m. on Magnus’s birthday, Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – North Chapel in New Ulm. Visitation will continue from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the North Chapel

Magnus’s family would like to encourage everyone to wear orange or superhero attire to celebrate his life and birthday.

To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit: www.mvfh.org.

Magnus is survived by his parents, Ben and Penny Hans of Courtland; brother and sisters, Alek, Piper, and Sophie; grandparents, Neil and Angie Herzog, John Hans and Sarah Orandi; child care grandparents, Linda and Troy Havemeier; aunts, Heidi (Josh) Bohnen-Fischer, Mary Herzog, Lizzie Herzog; uncles, Luke (fiancé, Brianna) Herzog, Peter Herzog, James (Sammi) Herzog; step aunts and uncles, Chris Holt (Heather), Ryan Holt, Brandon (Katie) Havemeier, Jessi (Mike) Smith-Havemeier, Nick (Kellie) Stiehm, Brady Havemeier, Kenzie Havemeier; best buddy, Abby Havemeier; partner-in-crime, Ophelia Bohnen-Fischer; and many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sandra Hans; and his aunt-in-infancy, Anne Herzog.

Magnus James Hans was born March 2, 2020 to Benjamin and Penny (Herzog) Hans in New Ulm. From the moment he was born, Magnus had a contagious smile and giggle that brightened the world. As he grew, he loved playing with trucks, superheroes, and doing anything and everything he could outside. Magnus especially enjoyed causing mischief with his siblings and family, and flashing his classic grin or giggle whenever he was caught in the act. Though his life was filled with many trials and medical hurdles, Magnus persisted with a loving and cheerful personality. He rarely complained or was sad, apart from when he ran out of strawberries and his other favorite snacks. Magnus’s life was deeply treasured by all who knew him and will be missed dearly. We look forward to reuniting with him in heaven, where we know he will be eagerly awaiting us at the door. Blessed be his memory.

Memorials are preferred to the Children’s Hospital of Minnesota or the Ronald McDonald House.