Donna M. Hanson, 87, of Hatton, ND passed away Saturday evening, December 14, 2019 at Hatton Prairie Village, with her three daughters at her bedside. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. A visitation will be held Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Hatton Prairie Village Chapel.
Donna was born December 18, 1931, the daughter of Oscar and Annie Ness. She was raised west of Hatton with her two sisters and six brothers.
Donna married Robert Virgil Hanson in 1949 and they were happily married for 66 years. It was unique that she and her two sisters married Robert and two of his brothers. This gave the Hanson/Ness family eight double cousins: David Hanson, Mary Iverson, LeAnne Dressel, Judy White, Donn Hanson, Laurel Hedland, Jane Kleveland, and Barb Dakken.
Robert and Donna had three daughters: Laurel (David) Hedland, Jane (David) Kleveland, and Barbara Anne Dakken. They were blessed with twelve grandchildren: Jared (Sandy), Jamie (Kelly), Corey (Jenn), Sarah (Chad), Gena (Casey), Kara (Brad), Chris (Ashlee), Bethany, Krista (Matt), Matthew, Carley, and Victoria, who is in heaven. Their great grandchildren are: Darian (Brock), Mavrik, Reggie, Weston, Sadie, Beckett Hao, Grayson, Brooke, Cameron, Madison, Connor, Harleigh, Alex, who is in heaven, Jade, Brock, and Madelyn. They had one great-great-grandchild named Emery. Robert and Donna loved spending time with their family at their cabin at Golden Lake.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, husband, Robert; granddaughter, Victoria; great-grandson, Alex; siblings: Jon Gilmore, Richard (Verona), Carrol (Eunice), Myrtle (Kenneth), and Lillian (Stanford).
Our mother lived by the Golden Rule. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Mom is leaving a large extended family including her brothers, Orville (Lorraine), James (Shirley), Dale (Barb), and sister-in-law, Lucille, to continue on with this legacy.
Memorials will be used for the expansion of the library for the residents and for the garden area at Hatton Prairie Village.
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