Dorothy I. Hanson, 87
Blue Earth — Dorothy I. Hanson, age 87, of Blue Earth, died Dec. 29, 2009, at United Hospital, Blue Earth. Funeral services were held Jan. 4, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Rev. Dale Kohrs officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy was born Aug. 21, 1922, at Springfield Township, Iowa, the daughter of Walter J. and Olive M. (Lyon) Dutton. She was raised in Springfield Township, Iowa and in Blue Earth where she attended high school. She lived nearly her entire adult life in Blue Earth, where she was married to Vernon “Pete” Hanson on July 26, 1941. Pete worked at Green Giant and Dorothy was a homemaker and an over 20 year employee at Juba’s Bakery. She was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Naomi Circle, Martha Guild and Riverside Town and Country Club. She also taught Sunday School for several years and was famous for her homemade apple pies.
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Gary (Judy) Hanson, of Lanesboro, Richard “Dick” (Dawn) Hanson, of Blue Earth, and Brad (Pat) Hanson, of Mankato, her sister, Marion Eastvold, of Blue Earth, her brothers, Ralph (Ilean) Dutton, of Blue Earth, and Robert (Laura) Dutton of Longfoot Key, Fla., nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Pete in 2001 and three sisters: Laura Cassem-Dobson, Helen Onsen and Elsie Dutton.
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