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Jeroma Jo (Olson) Anderson-Hanson

September 16, 1927 ~ December 23, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

Jeroma “Jo” Anderson-Hanson, 94, of Pelican Rapids, formerly Fergus Falls died Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Riverfront Manor, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.

Jeroma Theodora was born September 16, 1927 in Barnesville, Minnesota to John and Hilma (Hanson) Olson.  She grew up on a farm and attended country school District 19 in Prairie View Township near Barnesville, graduating from Barnesville High School in 1946.  On November 22, 1946, Jo was united in marriage to Floyd O. Anderson.  The couple made their home in the Anderson home place in Atherton Township, Wilkin County.  To this union 4 children were born, Karen, Carol, Wesley, and Lynn.  Carol passed away in infancy.  Floyd passed away in 1959.  Jo moved into Barnesville in 1968. On July 2, 1971 she was united in marriage to Cal Hanson at Rapid City, South Dakota.  The couple made their home in Rothsay where they owned and operated the I94 Motel.  She and Cal moved to Fergus Falls and built Motel 7 which they owned and operated for many years. Cal passed away October 5, 2007.

Jo loved to spend time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and family.  She enjoyed sewing quilts for her family and also being outdoors.  She enjoyed the Rothsay Senior Citizens where she was an officer for many years.  Jo also liked to knit, crochet and have her lady friends over for cards.

Jo is survived by her children: Karen McCracken of Fargo, Wes (Stephanie) Anderson of Barnesville, and Lynn (Jim) Manning of Barnesville; siblings Ruby Henderson of Fergus Falls, James (Karen) Olson of Lakeville; Paul (Kathy) Olson of Battle Lake; 8 grandchildren, Cheryl (Dusty) Hedlund McCracken, Tina (Rusty) Wallman, Nicole Haskins, Shawn (Erin) Manning, DJ (Cathy) McCracken, Ashley (Phil) Nelson, Iver McCracken and Weston (Jackie) Anderson; 8 great-grandchildren, Taylor McCracken, Mikaela Haskins, Cade Haskins, Barrett Wallman, Grant Wallman, Delaney Wallman, Cameron Anderson, and Madison Anderson; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, daughter Carol, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

Memorial service: Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 1 PM at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls with visitation 1 hour prior to the service.

Cemetery: Barnesville City Cemetery, Barnesville, Minnesota

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls


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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 8, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home (Fergus Falls)
301 E. Washington Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 8, 2022

1:00 PM
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home (Fergus Falls)
301 E. Washington Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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