Grace E. Hanson

Grace E. Hanson, age 93, died Monday, August 31, 2020 after a brief one month illness at Cottagewood Senior Communities Cottage #5 in Rochester, Minnesota.

Grace was born on July 29, 1927 in Decorah, Iowa to Casper and Lucille (Dinger) Olson. She married Harold Hanson on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1945, when he got out of the service in Tucson, Arizona. They moved to Twin Cities and raised 2 children. Upon Harold’s retirement they moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona until his death. She moved back to Rochester to be near relatives for the past 15 years until her passing.

Grace was a housewife, mother and beautician. She enjoyed socializing with people and to travel. She was a painter in oil colors, a good seamstress and a very creative person. She was Lutheran – Christian.

Grace is survived by 1 son, Randy Hanson and his wife, Misty Hanson of Rock Springs, Wyoming; 1 daughter, Jill De Mascco and partner, Kenny of Metairie, Louisiana; sisters, Alice Dornink of Rochester, Minnesota and Gayle Hofius of Otsego, Minnesota; brother, David Olson of Texas; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Grace is preceded in death by her mother and father, Lucille and Casper Olson; her husband of 50 years, Harold “Hans” Hanson; and brothers, Robert Olson, Len Olson and Ronnie Olson.

Grace will be placed to rest with her departed husband at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Columbarium #80.

Celebration of Life for Grace will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 1-2pm at High Point Church, 4545 N. Frontage Rd, Rochester, Minnesota.

Cards of condolences may be mailed to Randy Hanson, 509 Fremont Ave, Rock Springs, WY  82901.

Memorials may be given to High Point Church, 4545 N. Frontage Rd, Rochester, MN  55901.


3 thoughts on “Grace E. Hanson

  1. Randy–I wish I could give you a big hug! We send our love and condolences. from Odean and Mary Ellen

  2. My belated sympathies to you. I knew Grace at Cottagewood as my mom was in the same pod. I enjoyed her visits, sewed a button on her sweater on time for you. Such a nice, pleasant lady.

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