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Open House

Monday, June 25, 2018 

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Remarks at 6:00 PM

16383 Northwood Road NW

Prior Lake, MN 55372 

Nathan Alan Hancock

July 13, 1974 – June 16, 2018

Beloved and cherished, Nathan Alan Hancock of Spearfish, SD passed away suddenly at the age of 43 on June 16th, 2018.


Born and raised in Bemidji, MN – this man of exceptional character graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota, Moorhead. He married Cassandra Fairbanks in 1995, and together they had three beautiful and talented children, Alexandra (23), Ella (14), and Jackson (10). Nathan lived his life to the fullest, and met each day with a passion and intensity few can match. This is proven by his success in being a fantastic husband, father, son, brother, and family man, his career, political involvements, and in each new challenge he took on. One of his greatest passions was coaching his three children in basketball, lacrosse, and hockey – throughout a total of 15 years. Smart, confident, and steady – Nathan helped all those around him rise to their potential, by expecting the best from each individual, and the lessons he helped instill in those he met will never be forgotten. Through his example, may we all live with an amplified zest for life, adventure, and pursuit of the perfect golf game.


Nathan is survived by his wife, Cassandra, his children, Alexandra, Ella, and Jackson. His parents, Dave and Pat Hancock, brother, Jason (Stacy) Hancock, niece and nephew, Emma and Drew Hancock. Mother and father-in-law, Douglas and Janet Fairbanks, brother-in-law, David (Sarah) Fairbanks and niece, Emily Fairbanks.


Nathan was preceded in death by his grandparents; and niece and nephew, Coral and James Fairbanks. 


Two remembrance celebrations will be held.


For our dear friends and family in Minnesota, an Open House Reception will be held at the home of Matthew and Erin Haust, 16383 Northwood Road NW, Prior Lake, Minnesota on Monday, June 25th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM, with remarks at 6:00 PM.

(Please note: No parking is permitted on Northwood Road. Please park along Hawkridge Road or Viewcrest Circle.)


Another gathering to honor Nathan will be held in Spearfish, South Dakota. Date to be shared soon.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please send your favorite memories with Nathan in writing or memorials towards experiences for his children to 544 Flat Top Circle, Spearfish, SD, 57783.

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