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Josephine Mary Hanson

December 4, 1927 — March 20, 2018

Josephine Hanson of Pine City passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Lakeside Heath & Rehab at the age of 90.

Josephine Mary was born to Joseph and Iva (Clark) Prihoda on December 4, 1927 in Pine City, Minnesota.

She loved her family and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She had two goals throughout the last few months leading up to her December birthday.  The first goal was to celebrate her 90th birthday on the 4th and the second was to meet her first great great granddaughter.  Magnolia was born and had the honor of meeting her great great grandmother.  She enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends.  Many times we enjoyed Mom’s fried chicken and roast beef dinners with her homemade pies for dessert. Mom loved working in her vegetable garden and taking care of her flower gardens. When she went fishing with the family, she was known to be somewhat competitive; wanting to catch the “biggest one”.  She had many talents and hobbies including crocheting and painting.  She prided herself in providing family and friends with handmade gifts. 

Josephine is survived by her children:  Alton “Sonny” (MariLynn) Hanson of Pine City, Gloria (Charlie) Peterson of Otsego, and Dale Hanson of Pine City; grandchildren:  Eric (Kim) Hanson, Tyler (Kristina) Hanson, Kyle Hanson, Melissa (Buzz) Peterson, Dawn (Ron) Peterson and Charles Peterson; great grandchildren:  Julian, Ruby, Beth, MacKenzie, Connor, Fiona, Ben, Charlotte, Olivia, Morgan, Steven, Tristan, Ian, Ilana and Elan; great great granddaughter Magnolia; brother Harold Prihoda, many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Alton Hanson, parents Joseph and Iva Prihoda, brothers:  Howard, Edwin, and Roy and sister Bernice.

Deacon Gene Biever will officiate at Memorial Services for Josephine:  11:00 AM Monday (3/26) at the Swanson Chapel.  A time for family and friends to gather is planned 1 hour prior to the service.  Interment will take place at Union Cemetery of Hustletown, Chengwatana Township. 

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:  Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel.


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