Shirley Ann Hanson, 85, of Kandiyohi, died Saturday, June 8th at Bethesda Grand in Willmar. Her funeral service will be at 10:30 am, Wednesday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Kandiyohi. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of service on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Garden in Redwood Falls. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. www.hafh.org
Shirley Ann Hanson was born on January 13, 1934, to Erwin and Alvina (Hagen) Kraemer in Redwood Falls. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls on February 11, 1934, and later confirmed on May 25, 1947. She graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1952 and furthered her education at Minnesota State University where she received a degree in teaching. On September 27, 1958, Shirley married Harlin “Bud” Hanson in Redwood Falls. To this union two boys were born: Scott and Todd. Shirley started teaching in Echo while she and Bud lived in Redwood Falls. In 1970, Shirley and Bud moved to Kandiyohi where she started teaching at ACGC. She retired in 1993 after teaching for 36 years! Shirley enjoyed traveling, especially to Europe where she went 5 times. Shirley and Bud both enjoyed history. They loved seeing the old castles, churches and other famous landmarks. Shirley loved decorating her home with decor from her trips. She loved spoiling and spending time with her granddaughters, and sewing outfits and dresses for them.
Shirley is survived by her son, Todd Hanson of Kandiyohi; granddaughters: Andrea Hanson (Tim Sanders) of Blaine, Michele (Josh) Petersen of Belgrade, and Rebecca (Dylan) Arceneau of Alexandria; great-grandchildren: Brayden, Madelynn and Myra; daughter-in-law, Carla (Jerry) Ditto of Annandale, and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Harlin “Bud” Hanson, son, Scott R. Hanson, her parents, brother, Norville Kraemer and sisters-in-law, Violet Hanson and Carol Miller.