Myrle June Hanson, 94, of Willmar, died Wednesday, July 14th at Carris Health Rice Hospital. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 20th at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to her service. Burial will be at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery in Willmar. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home. www.hafh.org
Myrle June Hanson was born June 3, 1927, to William and Mae (Broman) Peterson in Willmar. She was baptized and later confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. She attended school in Willmar where she graduated from Willmar High School in 1945. On December 10, 1949, Myrle was united in marriage to Merlin “Mo” Hanson at Bethel Lutheran Church. They made their home in Willmar where they raised their three children: Steven, Thomas and Nancy. Myrle worked at the State Hospital in Willmar where she worked in Recreational Therapy. She enjoyed being active in Bethel Lutheran Church, singing in the church choir for 50 years. Myrle also enjoyed playing cards, Bingo, knitting and bowling. She even went to a national bowling tournament in Las Vegas! Myrle was also involved in the VFW Auxiliary where she served as President in 1961. She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma and friend.
Myrle is survived by her children: Steven (Kathy) Hanson of Litchfield, Thomas (Connie) Hanson of Cold Spring, and Nancy (Ron) Stebbins of Spicer; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings: Jean (Ranny) Pearson, Shirley (Glen) Roisum, and Roger (Honey) Peterson.
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