Florence Janet (Alderman) Hans passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15th, 2021 at her great niece’s home under the care of hospice surrounded by her family. Florence was born on November 17, 1937 to Harvey and Minnie (Hope) Alderman in Fargo, North Dakota. She graduated from Fargo Central High in 1956. She worked at Northwestern Bell Tel. Co. from 1956 to 1973. Florence married Leland M Hans on February 3rd, 1967 in Fargo. They lived and farmed in Davenport, North Dakota. She loved to garden, bake, and be with her family and friends. They moved to One Oak Place, Fargo, in 2013. They loved to travel. Florence is survived by her brother Ralph (Bea) Alderman, Fargo; niece, Barbara Nelson; great-niece Jill (Luke) Kalsow; and several nieces and nephews. Florence is preceded in death by her husband Leland Hans; her parents; her brothers Harold Alderman and Lowell (Lois) Alderman; sisters Marion (Emil) Honcik, Beulah (Severn) Nelson, Lenna Alderman, and Lois Alderman, Alta (Duane) Eng; nephews Terry Alderman, Daniel Eng, and Jeff Eng. Please send any memorials to Hospice of the Red River Valley or Peace Lutheran Church.

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  1. To Florence Hans family;
    My wife and I worked for Merle and Winnie for 7 years and we got to know both Leland and Florence, they both were very wonderful people and they really fun to talk to on an occasion. I am sorry for your family and I can only say that she was on the express elevator going up. I wish the world could be more like the both of them. John and Lorie Finstad

  2. This whole ordeal came as a huge shock to me. I spent Christmas and new years with her in AZ and everything seemed good. When she came back to Fargo things turned south real fast. I love the memories as a child going out to the farm and playing in the orchard. She will truly be missed. The only comfort in this is knowing she’ll be reunited with Lee and her brothers and sisters… LOVE YOU Florence!!!!

  3. I am so sorry to learn of Florence’s death. Fortunately, I saw Florence a few weeks ago in Arizona. My heart felt condolences to her family and friends.

  4. Florence and Leland were special neighbors. What a joy she gave me when Leland would stop and bring huge bouquets of gladiolus. They were beautiful. She was so talented and generous. So appreciated their friendship.
    A truly wonderful couple.

  5. Florence Hans was a great friend as well as coworker. She was a special lady. We corresponded over the years. She is missed.

  6. So sad to hear of Florence’s passing. I was going over my Christmas cards recently and found the one she sent with a nice long letter – she wrote it Dec. 2 while in AZ. I was shocked to see that she had passed – I guess I didn’t realize that she was ill. I am happy that her family got to be with her. She was my GCO at Northwestern Bell and was a great boss. I will miss her letters. 🙁

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