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Ethelyn Hanson 1907-2010

Apr 27, 2010

GRAETTINGER — Funeral service for Ethelyn Hanson of Emmetsburg and formerly of Graettinger were held Saturday, April 24, at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger.

Burial was in Silver Lake Cemetery, Lake Park. The Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home in Graettinger was in charge of arrangements.

Ethelyn Fern Hanson was born July 17, 1907 in Worthington, MN, the daughter of Daniel and Emma (Horton) Bixby. She attended school in Worthington. 

On July 17, 1930, Ethelyn was united in marriage to Merle Hanson in Sibley. The couple made their home in Graettinger where they owned and operated Hanson’s Dry Cleaning. Ethelyn also worked as a seamstress, making alterations. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and R.S.V.P. 

Ethelyn enjoyed reading, sewing and flower gardening. She loved spending time with family and playing cards at the Senior Center and Lakeside Lutheran Home. 

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Ethelyn Hanson passed away at the Lakeside Lutheran Home at the age of 102.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Beverly Dimmitt of Ottumwa, Gloria Barkve of Cylinder, and Terry Hanson and his wife, Dee of Wayne, NE;  six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hanson was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merle; son, Doyle Hanson; one sister and four brothers.

Online Condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com