Bernetta Hanson, 1932-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, February 28, 2016

Funeral services for Bernetta Hanson of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Robert Bailey will officiate. Interment will be in Geneva Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour before the service at the church.

Bernetta died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea.

Bernetta Hanson

Bernetta Hanson

She was born April 7, 1932, near Ellendale, the daughter of Albert and Helen (Brynestad) Sorenson.

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She attended rural Ellendale schools. On May 26, 1948, she married Lyle W. Hanson at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. They made their home in Hollandale.

Bernetta enjoyed making her house a home and taking care of her family. Some of her favorite things include sewing, playing bingo, planting flowers, going for coffee and she loved her sweets — especially ice cream and Reese’s peanut butter cups.

She is survived by her children Dean (Diane) Hanson of Albert Lea, Debra (Lance) Weitzel-Vitha of Albert Lea and Lyle “Babe” (Angela) Hanson of Albert Lea; son-in-law, William Witter of Albert Lea; grandchildren Mike (Norma) Witter of Janesville, Mark (Christine) Witter of Annandale, Lisa (Lupe) Reyes of Albert Lea, Billy Witter of Clarks Grove, Dustin Witter of Albert Lea, Dean (Jennifer) Hanson Jr. of Albert Lea, Angie Hanson of Albert Lea, Dale “D.J.”  (Suzanne) Boverhuis of Indiana, Jana (Todd) Stadheim of Albert Lea, Nicole (Josh) Godfredson of Northfield, Crystal (Grady) Studier of Clarks Grove, Lani Hanson of Nebraska and Noah Hanson of Albert Lea; many great-grandchildren; sisters Donna Guevarra of Albert Lea and Margaret Otterson of Albert Lea; half brothers Raymond (Glenda) Olsen of Las Vegas and Richard (Linda) Sorenson of Waseca; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lyle; her daughter, Linda Witter; her grandson, Scott Witter; and siblings Marlys, Howard, Louella, Donny and Muriel.

Blessed be her memory.