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Beatrice L. Hanson, 91

Feb 21, 2016

Beatrice Hanson

Fairmont Funeral Service for Beatrice L. Hanson, age 91, of Fairmont, formerly of Granada and resident at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center was Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial was in Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont.

Beatrice passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato.

Beatrice Lavon was born Sept. 22, 1924 in Estherville, Iowa to Edward and Olive (Parker) Sabin. She grew up in Maple Hill, Iowa and graduated from high school in Swea City, Iowa.

On Jan. 1, 1950 Beatrice was united in marriage to Harvey Hanson in Fairmont. This union was blessed with five children: Gloria, Cheryl, Sharon, Gary and Bonnie. Beatrice helped Harvey farm in Granada, until his sudden death on April 29, 1987.

Beatrice was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church where she remained an active member her entire life. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Woman’s Group and spent many years teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Beatrice served as chairman of the Martin County Church Women United and also volunteered at the Fairmont Community Hospital. She enjoyed baking, shopping and traveling. Beatrice adored her family and cherished all memories made with them.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Gloria (Calvin) Mattson, of Granada, Cheryl (Cordell) Satre, of Buffalo Center, Iowa, Sharon (Gregory) Hanson, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Gary (Linda) Hanson, of Fairmont, and Bonnie (Douglas) Delahunt, of Shoreview; grandchildren, Jill (Matthew) Wagner, of Luverne, Bradley (Jackie) Mattson, of Granada, Laura (Lonnie) Friesenborg, of Forest City, Iowa, John (Beth) Satre, of Bricelyn, Eric (Heidi) Satre, of South St. Paul, Lisa (Alex) Meyer, of North Mankato, Jessica (Chad) Putman, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Amy (Eli) Roberts, of Fayetteville, Arizona, Shari Jo (Shane) Hatfield, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joseph (Anna) Hanson, of Bixby, Oklahoma, Ruth (Nicholas) Lightner, of Denver, Colorado, Neil (Crystal) Hanson, of Granada, Marc (Katie) Hanson, of Granada, Greg (Nikki) Hanson, of Granada, Katelyn Hanson, of Minneapolis, Kevin Hanson, of Jameston, North Dakota, Paul (Heather) Delahunt, of Minneapolis, Michael Delahunt, of Blaine, Cara (Jason) Daugs, of Coon Rapids, Alyssa Delahunt, of Shoreview, Becca Delahunt, of Shoreview, and Julia Delahunt, of Shoreview; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Janice Nelson, of Minneapolis, Carol Hanson-Peterson, of St. Peter, and Pat Hanson, of Sherburn; nieces, nephews and other extended relatives; and many friends.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; parents, Edward and Olive Sabin; and brother, Lyle Sabin.

The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements. www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net