Ann Hanson, 89Anna Bertina Hanson, 89, rural Glenwood, passed away on December 29, 2010.
Anna Bertina Hanson, 89, rural Glenwood, passed away on December 29, 2010. For the past 3-1/2 years she resided at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, where she received tender and loving care.
Anna was born to Andrew and Petra (Hilseth) Borg in Lund Township in Douglas County on November 24, 1921. She attended school in Melby, graduated from Evansville High School, and received teacher training at Moorhead State Teachers College. Ann taught in country schools in Forada and Kandiyohi County, and in the towns of Parkers Prairie, Cokato, and Sauk Centre. During the summers, she completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota.
In 1950, Ann married Daniel Meade of Benson. A daughter, Rose, was born to this union. Dan died from polio in 1952. In 1955, Ann married Vernon Hanson and they moved to a farm between Glenwood and Starbuck, where they raised mink and their family – Rose, Harley, Julie, Dean and Ralph. Ann eventually returned to teaching, this time in Glenwood.
Ann was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church from 1955 until the time of her death. There she taught Sunday school, served on the church council, and was active in GLC Women. In addition, Ann was a 4-H leader for many years. She also served as a Minnewaska Township officer, Terrace Mill board member and volunteer, DFL delegate, Sons of Norway member, Literary Club member, and master gardener.
Ann enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially softball, bowling and golf. She loved traveling, and visited most of the 48 lower states. She especially enjoyed visiting her mother and father’s childhood homes in Norway and Sweden, attending Elderhostels and taking bus trips with Vernon in their retirement years.
Ann is survived by her husband, Vernon Hanson; her children, Rose, Harley (Patty Dorn), Julie (Dan Goldman), Dean, and Ralph; her grandchildren, Willa Hanson, Adam Hanson, Glenna Goldman, and Nicholas Gloege; her stepgrandchildren, Jeremy and Shelby Cochran; and her great-grandchildren, Noah and Joey Bender.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daniel Meade; her brother, Kenny; and her son-in-law, Dennis Gloege.
Memorials honoring Ann would be welcomed by the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, the Terrace Mill Foundation, and to provide educational opportunities for youth through the Minnesota 4-H Foundation, the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, and the Sons of Norway Foundation.
Funeral services were held January 4 at Glenwood Lutheran Church, with burial at Christina Lake Cemetery in Lund Township, Douglas County.
To send online condolences to the family, visit www.hoplinfuneralhome.com and click on obituaries.
Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home.
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