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Margie M. Hanson, 91

Mar 29, 2013

Margie M. Hanson

Blue Earth Margie M. Hanson, age 91, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth with Rev. Janet Crissinger-Clark officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visiting hours will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services at the church.

Margie was born in Truman on Aug. 24, 1921, to Ruth (Wilkenson) and Fred Schofield, the middle of three children, with older brother Hank, and younger sister Myrle (Pudgy). She was raised a Baptist. Margie graduated from Truman High School in 1939 and soon married Morris Hanson in Blue Earth in 1941 and became a member of Salem Evangelical UB Church.?The couple had five children: Charles (Carol) who lives in Eugene, Ore., (sons, Corey and Curt), Craig, deceased, who lived in Fairmont, (son, Nathan), Morris (JR) (Barb), who lives in Blue Earth, (daughters, Erica and Jenna), Mike (Margaret), who lives in Martinborough, New Zealand, (sons, Ron and Mark), Joy (Gary) Anderson, who lives in Princeton; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren – going on nine; and one great-great-grandchild who preceded her in death.

Margie was President of the Auxiliary of Lakeview Care Center,?Fairmont, President of the PTA, President of the Legion Auxiliary, Sunday school teacher, Circle Leader, was actively involved in various church committees, Chairman of the PTO, Voting Judge for the City of Blue Earth, member of the Neighborhood Club, Belonged to a knitting club, a sewing club, Riverside Town and Country Club, and took ceramics and many Community Ed courses.

Margie took great joy in the people around her and loved being social. With an addictive smile, Margie easily drew people to her. Her granddaughter, Jenna, recently said that one of the things she most admired about her grandmother was her ability to find the best of every situation, and this was so true.

As a mother and a grandmother, she took pride in her family, surrounding them with love. She was active in the Blue Earth community and enjoyed high school sports, especially wrestling and football. She loved to travel, including visits to relatives in Oregon, New Zealand, and trips to Hawaii, England, and the southern states.

Although the transition to St. Luke’s wasn’t easy at first, she was happy there and mentioned often how good they were to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and sister; two infant siblings; her husband; son, Craig; one great-great-grandchild; and other dear friends.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com