Carol Hanson, 54, Albert Lea

Published 9:13 am Thursday, September 2, 2010

The funeral service for Carol Mae Hanson of 1929 Wilby Road, Albert Lea, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. The Rev. Richard Spande will officiate. Interment later will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service.

Carol Hanson

Carol died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at the Albert Lea Medical Center after a courageous battle from oral cancer. She was 54 years old.

Carol was born Aug. 18, 1956, in Williston, N.D., to Philip H. and Veda J. (Moreland) Perhus. She has been a lifetime Albert Lea resident, graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1974 and then Riverland Technical College with an associate degree in nursing. Carol married Robert Hanson on June 30, 1973, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. She worked as an licensed pracitcal nurse at Austin Medical Center for over 13 years and was also a sales representative for Lia Sophia Jewelry. She had been active in the Elks Club and Moose Lodge. Carol enjoyed NASCAR racing, traveling and going on cruises. Carol was a very social person and liked being with friends. Carol especially enjoyed being with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

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Carol is survived by her husband, Robert Hanson, of Albert Lea; children: Bobbie Pothier and special friend Michael Vermedahl of Albert Lea and Aaron Hanson and his wife Kitty of St. Paul; foster son, Aaron Hann and his wife Barb of Austin; three grandchildren: Gabrielle Pothier, Danielle Pothier and Eleanor Hanson; great-grandchild, Savannah Pothier; brothers: Jeff Perhus and his wife Jonelle of Albert Lea and Mark Perhus of Pennsylvania; sisters: Lynn Joel and her husband Gene of Albert Lea and Jane Perhus of Albert Lea.