Leona Hanson, 91, of UnderwoodPublished 9:12am Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Updated 11:21am Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Leona Hanson, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Broen Home, Fergus Falls
Leona was born on Nov. 23, 1921, in rural Underwood, the daughter of Hardy and Lillian (Johnson) Johansen. She grew up in Underwood, attending country school and graduating from Underwood High School in 1939.
On March 22, 1947, she married Marvin “Monnie” Hanson and they lived in Underwood. Through the years, she worked at several restaurants and at the Farmer Grocery Store in Underwood.
She was a member of Sverdrup Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and was active in circle. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Leona enjoyed gardening, flowers, birds, walking, knitting, sewing, reading and following the Minnesota Twins.
Leona lived at Shady Oaks for six years under the care of Coleen and Sherlock Houge and she enjoyed the Houge’s grandchildren, Melody and Levi. They were a delight to her while she lived there.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Monnie, who died in 2003; three brothers, Neal, Raymond, Mervin; and a sister, Elaine Montz.
Survivors include a son, Allen (Bernice “B.J.”) Hanson of Fergus Falls; two granddaughters, Tracy (Dave) Linton, Robyn Hanson; two great-grandsons, Jacob and Ryan Linton; two brothers, James (Pat) Johansen, Richard Johansen; a sister, Marcella (Phil) Sundberg; numerous nieces and nephews; and family friend, Donna Hanson.
Memorials are preferred to Lakeland Hospice or the Salvation Army.
Visitation: Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m., at the funeral home
Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Friday, at Sverdrup Lutheran Church, Underwood
Clergy: Rev. Nancy Monke
Burial: Sverdrup Lutheran Cemetery, Underwood
Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls