Yvonne C. Hanson, 79, of Evansville, MN, died on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.
Yvonne Carol was born on May 17, 1942, in Hermosa Beach, California the daughter of Ralph Kenneth and Louella Ruth (Olson) Ford. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Hawley, Minnesota. Yvonne graduated from Hawley High School. She later worked as a waitress in Fargo, North Dakota.
In 1962, she married James Dale O’Connell. To this union came five children, Katherine, James, David, Jeannine and Patricia. The couple lived on the farm where Yvonne drove tractor, combined and helped with livestock.
On December 28, 1987, she married Floyd David Hanson in Alexandria, MN. The couple resided on the Hanson family farm in Evansville. She worked as a CNA at the State Hospital in Fergus Falls, Pioneer Care in Fergus Falls and the Group Home in Evansville.
Yvonne cherished time trapping gophers, travelling, playing games such as pinnocle and bingo and going to the casino. She always had a large garden where she gave much of her produce away including her infamous strawberry patch. Yvonne enjoyed cooking and cleaning and always had things looking tidy around the house from the inside to the flowers she grew outside. She loved her animals and could often be seen watching the various birds outdoors. Blessed be the Memory of Yvonne Hanson.
She is survived by her husband, David Hanson of Evansville, MN; children, Kathy O’Connell of Dilworth, MN, James (Val) O’Connell of Ekalaka, MT, David (Katie) O’Connell of Lake Park, MN, Jeannine Hart of Detroit Lakes, MN, Patty Wettstein of Moorhead, MN, Gene Hanson of Evansville, MN, Elaine (Myron) Lueders of Ottertail, Bonita (George) Ritona of California, and Barbara (Loren) Hawes of Ottertail, MN; daughter-in-law, Patti Hanson of Alexandria, MN; siblings, Donna (Gordon) Hansen of The Villages, FL, Sharon Burke of Spokane, WA, Linda (Keith) Hensley of Ft. Meyer, FL, Steve Ford of Lake Park, MN, Don (Cheri) Berland of Glyndon, MN, Ron (Wendy) Berland of Moorhead, MN and Lauri (Randy) Pudwill of Lino Lakes, MN; a sister-in-law, Geneva Karasch of Battle Lake; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Louella Ford; a son, Lynn Hanson and a daughter in infancy.
Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Leaf Mountain Lutheran Church in Clitherall, with a visitation one hour prior at the church.
Interment: Leaf Mountain Lutheran Cemetery, Clitherall, MN
Clergy: Pastor Nate Hanson
Funeral arrangements are with the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Battle Lake for Yvonne Hanson.
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