|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1928|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2008|
PATRICIA ANN HANSON
Patricia Ann Hanson, 79, of Roland, Iowa, passed away on Jan. 8, 2008, at Israel Family Hospice House, in Ames, Iowa. Patricia Ann Peterson, third child of Frank Ashley and Eunice Julia Stinson Peterson, was born on Sept. 28, 1928, in Concordia, Kan. She was baptized on Jan. 9, 1938, at the Baptist Church in Concordia, Kan. She was a longtime member of Danish Lutheran Church, Cloud County, Kan.; and Ada Lutheran Church of Peace Lutheran Parish. Upon moving to Iowa, she and Don became active members of Bergen. On Sept. 4, 1949, Patricia Peterson and Donald Hanson were married in Concordia, Kan. Don and Pat farmed near Jamestown from 1949-2001. Patricia completed her bachelor's degree with honors at Ottawa University in 1949, and later earned a master's degree in education from Kansas State University. Pat became a teacher at Concordia, Kan., schools, where she taught history and social sciences for 31 years. She also served as a leader in charitable organizations, including P.E.O., A.A.U.W., the F.B. Mission and Eastern Star, for which she served as Chaplain and as Worthy Grand Matron for the state of Kansas.
In 2001, Pat and Don moved to Roland, Iowa, to be near children and grandchildren. Living in the Homestead Community, their enjoyment of life together made them many new friends. She enjoyed traveling to New England, the Holy Land and Greece to visit children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Church, family and friends were important to Pat. She welcomed many friends, relatives and visitors for meals in her home. Patricia attended adult classes, was active in WELCA, and was present in worship every Sunday. She pursued her lifelong interest in history by traveling to historic sites around the country and world.
We all remember Patricia's strong faith, intelligence and hospitality. We also recall her love for encouraging and teaching her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her students. We now number her among the great cloud of witnesses who cheer us on in the journey of life. She lived secure in the knowledge of God's continuous presence, energized by the mystery of Christ's love and her love for Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Donald, and their four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They are: son Dr. Louis Hanson and Julie Tate of Durham, Maine; granddaughter Elizabeth Blythe, great-grandchildren Lucy and Tuck Mercer; her grandsons, Andrew Hanson and Michael Caron; daughter Dr. Rebecca Hanson Richardson and Harry Richardson of Shrewsbury, Mass., grandchildren Nathan Richardson and Elizabeth Grattan-Richardson; daughter the Rev. Rachael Hanson and Dennis McFall of Roland; granddaughters Katherine Patricia McFall, Christina Julia McFall and Anna Sarah McFall; and daughter, Sr. Aemilianie of the Holy Monastery of the Twelve Apostles in Karditsa, Greece.
Patricia is also survived by two sisters, Frances Crosson of Minneapolis, Kan.; and Martha Brummett and husband Richard of Leawood, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Amy Leigh Richardson, her brother, Frank Ashley Peterson, Jr., and her mother and father.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Bergen Lutheran Church in Roland, Iowa. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church, Roland, Iowa. Burial will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at Danish Lutheran Cemetery, Jamestown, Kan., followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at Ada Lutheran Church, Courtland, Kan.
Memorials may be designated for Danish Lutheran Cemetery or Bergen Lutheran Church.
Soderstrum Funeral Home in Roland is handling arrangements in Iowa.
Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. 6th St., PO Box 606, Concordia, KS 66901, is handling arrangements in Kansas. For online condolences or more information, visit www.chaputbuoy.com
Frank Ashley Peterson (1894 - 1958)
Julia Eunice Stinson Peterson (1898 - 1936)
Donald Bruce Hanson (1925 - 2010)
Louis A Hanson (1952 - 2012)*
Frank Ashley. Peterson (1924 - 2001)*
Patricia Ann Peterson Hanson (1928 - 2008)
Danish Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Butterfly Rose
Record added: May 13, 2009
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