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Gladys L. Hanson
Gladys Louise (Johnson) Hanson, 85, of South Haven, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Cokato Manor.
Visitation was held on Sunday, Feb. 9 and funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 10, at North Crow River Lutheran Church (Knapp), Cokato. Interment will be held at a later date.
She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Keith (Joanie) of South Haven, Maxine (Kim) Gates of Dassel, Barry (Laura) of Annandale, Peggy (Tom) Steinman of Willmar and Nancy (Roger) Mann of Grand Rapids; eight grandchildren, Jeremy (Krista) Gates, Angela (Chris) Krueger, Melissa (Jess) Granlund, Jennifer (Jess) Ulrick, Derrick (Nadine) Thiele, Joe (Kari) Thiele, Scott Hanson, Ryan (Alissa) Thiele; five step grandchildren, Mark Hilsgen, Darcy (Lewis) Anderson, Troy (Jana) Hilsgen, David Steinman and Sarah Steinman; 13 great-grandchildren, seven step great-children and three step great-great-children. She is also survived by her sisters, LeVina (Johnson) Opsahl and Ruby (Johnson) Wolff and sister-in-law Ellen (Ranta) Hanson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LeRoy in 2012; grandson, Paul Gates; brother in-in-law, Darrell Wolff; brother, Alfred Johnson; sisters-in-law, Lois Johnson and Rosilyn Isaacson, brothers-in-law, Floyd Isaacson, Herbert Hanson and Russell Opsahl.
She was bom Feb. 4, 1929, in Little Falls, to John and Amy (Lilga) Johnson. She grew up in Randall and they moved to French Lake township in April of 1940. She graduated from Annandale High School in 1947.
Gladys was united in marriage to LeRoy Hanson on Oct. 11, 1947, and they were blessed with five children.
She was and avid gardener and exceptional quilter and seamstress. She was a a life-long member of Grace Lutheran Church and WELCA. She worke---d for over 35 years at National Connector CTS Fabri-Tek/Ablecon in Cokato until her retirement. She then went on to be a "lunch lady" at Dassel Elementary school in Dassel.
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