Funeral services for Jean M. Hanson will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, MN, with Rev. Jennifer Gonsalves officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Jean passed away of natural causes on July 14, 2019 at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community. She was 89 years old.
Jean was born on March 1, 1930 in Wells, MN to Homer and Margaret (Ober) Blake. She was baptized at First Methodist Church in Albert Lea. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1949. In October of that year, she married Richard Hanson at the First Methodist Church in Albert Lea. In 1951, their daughter Cheri was born, and in 1953, their son Ronnie joined the family.
Richard and Jean had a good life, both very hard workers, providing a nice home for their family. Fun vacations and good times were had! She loved having her family present, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After retirement, they spent a month in Hawaii with friends. Jean worked 25 years at Boyd and Jack’s Grocery Store in Albert Lea. After retiring, Jean worked at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in the dietary service department.
Jean loved taking care of her rose bushes and keeping the house clean, as well as cooking for her family. The family favorite was her beef roast, homemade noodles, and mashed potatoes. She kept up with old friends, having weekly golfing outings with her good friend, Dolly Feeley and going to breakfast with old Boyd and Jack’s co-workers, and would walk at Northbridge Mall with her friends often. Every Saturday for the past year, mom would have coffee and treats in the sun room at Thorne Crest with Betty, Dolly, Rita, and Cheri. Alton Krikava would often visit Jean, both growing up across the road in Hartland in their youth.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Cheri Wehrenberg; grandson, Andrew Hanson; her great-grandchildren, Sy’Dontay, Alijah, Gabriel, Ariel Williams; grandson, Blake Wehrenberg and great-grandson, Brady Wehrenberg; sister, Betty Johnson; sisters in-law, Lola Blake, and Sharon Hanson; brother in-law, Wesley (Lola) Hanson; daughter in-law, Barb Hanson; and many nieces and nephews.
Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; both parents; father and mother in-law, Alfred (Della) Hanson; son, Ron Hanson; granddaughter, Adrienne Hanson; son in-law, Mike Wehrenberg and grandson in-law, Charles Williams; brothers, Gordy, Dick (Phyllis), and Harold Blake; brothers and sisters in-law, Alton (Marlene) Sherman, Roger Hanson, Jeanette (Duane) Bridley, Ralph Johnson, and Delores Hanson.
It brings peace to the family knowing she is in heaven and at peace. She left us all with happy and beautiful memories. God Bless.
Memorials are preferred to the family.