Vivian Hanson, 82, Albert Lea

Published 2:11 pm Saturday, July 9, 2011

Funeral services for Vivian Ann Hanson, age 82, of Albert Lea, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Grace Lutheran Church. The Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. Interment will be at Shady Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to

Vivian died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Thorne Crest Retirement Community.

Vivian Hanson

Vivian Ann Hanson was born on April 26, 1929, to Edward and Anne (Motl) Prusha in Blooming Prairie. She grew up in rural Blooming Prairie and attended Blooming Prairie schools. On Oct. 23, 1954, Vivian was united in marriage to Raymond C. Hanson in Owatonna. The couple resided in the Albert Lea area and Vivian worked at Land O Lakes and Swift Eckrich. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and also the Albert Lea Senior Citizens. Vivian enjoyed going to rummage sales, gardening, canning, cooking, baking, sewing and reading. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

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Survivors include her husband Raymond C. Hanson of Albert Lea; children Kenny (Kris) Hanson, Robert “Bob” (Laural) Hanson, Douglas Hanson and Ann Hanson and Dean Huffman; grandchildren Adam (Nicole) Hanson, Brady Hanson, April (James) Danielson, Jasmine Hanson, Robert James Hanson, Carl Hanson, Amanda Hanson, Amber Hanson, Ashley Hanson; brother-in-law Byron (Janet) Hanson; sisters-in-law Mavis (Gene) Parrish, Catherine (Wayne) Yule and Iris (Joe) Donkers; several nieces and nephews.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter Angel Hanson; mother-in-law and father-in-law Anna and Carl Hanson; sister-in-law Lavonne Hanson; brothers-in-law Gordon Hanson and Jerry Jierle.