Ben E. HangslebenBenjamin “Ben” Eugene Hangsleben (74) was born on May 15, 1938, to Thelma (Gunderson) and Wilbert Hangsleben in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He was raised in East Grand Forks, MN.
Ben worked hard his whole life with an entrepreneurial spirit: building his own wrecker, working for Concrete Incorporated, Kay Farms, owning his own trucking business, and most recently working for Altendorf Trucking Company. He loved to work on cars, go to races, and hunt. Ben looked forward to trips to Knoxville, IA with his two sons for the National Sprint Car Races. He was a member of the American Legion, belonging to the VFW and Eagles clubs in the past. “Big Ben” was a man of many stories and had friends everywhere he went.