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Kathy Hanson

March 18, 1959 — September 2, 2021

Albert Lea

Kathy Ann Hanson, age 62, of Albert Lea, MN, passed away from a short courageous battle from cancer on September 2, 2021.

She graduated from Glenville High School and attended Austin Vocational Tech and Riverland College. She enjoyed gardening, camping, scrapbooking, canning, making salsa and jams, going to farmers market and loved to visit Norway and enjoyed watching her favorite show, Star Trek.

Kathy loved being a grandma, aunt and great-aunt. She loved to spoil her grandchildren rotten. She had an inseparable connection with Emmalee. one hobby that Kathy enjoyed was to go out every week with her family to supper. Kathy had a generous heart and took care of everyone she cared about.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Christ and Mary Hanson; maternal grandparents, Leonard and Mary Anderson; nieces Gabrielle Johnson and Kristin Lee.

Kathy is survived by her children, Sam (Teresa) Hanson and Megan (Brandon) Peterson; grandchildren, Kaden Hanson, Lucas Hanson, Shyla Skogheim, Emmalee Peterson and Cecilia Hanson; parents, Don (Verna) Hanson and Donna Cochran; sisters, Debbie Nasby, Terri (Dennis Schutz) Olson, Kelly (Joe) Jongbloedt and Tracey (Chris Beer) Hanson; brother, Troy Hanson and many friends, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service, 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Bonnerup Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Glenville, MN.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Kathy;s service via livestream, you can watch the service on Saturday, September 11 2021 at 11:00 am.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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