Hanson Frances Regina Peterson Hanson, 95, of Superior, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 24, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth.
Frances Regina Peterson Hanson, 95, of Superior, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 24, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth.
She was born on June 30, 1917 in Frederic, Wis., the daughter of Lewis Samuel and Elsie Johnson Peterson.
She was married to Merle H. Hanson on June 8, 1941, in Center City, Minn. They had seven children and were married for 68 years before her husband passed away in 2010.
Frances had an admirable career raising one son and six daughters. She also found room in her heart to take in several foster children, some with special needs. To the delight of her children, she would find the time to make the complicated recipe for Black Bottom Pie, especially if they requested it for their birthdays.
As her children grew she started a career with Sarah Coventry Jewelry, rising to the level of director, managing several people.
She was a tireless worker at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, assisting with the planning of the 12th Annual Convention of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Synod. She was the very capable head of wedding receptions for many, many years at Pilgrim as well as the annual Thanksgiving Day dinners. She also served as treasurer of the Carpenters Auxiliary No. 420 when they presented a check to the Association for Children With Special Needs to be used for its proposed day care center.
Most of all, however, she was a wonderful ethical mother who guided her children to become productive citizens. Her example of the importance of faith in Jesus Christ was critical in molding them. All her children say "We don't know where we would be today without her influence and we are most blessed." Proverbs 31:28.
Her motto was the same as the British Monarchy…"Keep Calm and Carry On." - a fitting motto for someone with such a regal name.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, brother Gordon Peterson of Frederic, Wis., sister Vernice Sund of Milltown, Wis. and daughter-in-law, Linda Hanson of Jacksonville, Fla.
Survivors include Sherry (Doug) Lantis, of Atlanta, Ga., Darrell Hanson of Jacksonville, Fla., Dawn (Mike) Conley of Atlanta, Ga., Nancy (Ken) Monforton of Atlanta, Ga., Lynn (Dave) Hudacek, Debbie Hanson, and Tammy (Tim) Tomzak, all of Superior as well as 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Friday April 26 at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St., Superior, and will resume at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewis, Wis. until the 12 Noon funeral with Rev. Glenn Johnson officiating.
The active and honorary pallbearers will be Frances' grandsons.
Interment will take place at the Lewis Cemetery, Lewis, Wis.
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