November 25, 1934 ~ August 22, 2023
Resided in: Bemidji, MN
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Marilyn (Johnson) Hanson, 88, of Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully at Nielson Place, Bemidji, MN, on August 22, 2023.
Marilyn Louise (Johnson) Hanson, the daughter of Andrew and Rosalia Johnson, was born November 25, 1934, in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from Perham High School and is a Home Economics graduate of North Dakota State University.
Marilyn married Donald Hanson of Fargo, ND, on August 25, 1956, in Perham. The couple made their home in Fargo and enjoyed winters in Tucson, AZ, for many years. Marilyn was baptized in Jordan, MN; confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Perham; and has been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo, since 1956. Marilyn was a stay-at-home mom when her children were growing up. This was followed by 32 years as a Fargo Field Representative of the U.S. Census Bureau. Marilyn was a faithful volunteer at her church and was a past president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was a Sapphire Level Life Master Bridge player and held many positions of leadership at the Fargo Bridge Club. She was a past president of the NDSU Women’s Club and member of the Fargo-Moorhead Home Economics Club. At Nielson Place she took part in many activities and was president of the Residents’ Council.
Marilyn is survived by her three children, Deon (Robert) Wentzel, Bemidji, MN; Mark (Jana) Hanson, Grand Forks, ND; Kirk (Angela) Hanson, Watertown, WI; six grandchildren, Karin (James) Hughes, Gretchen Wentzel, Jana (Michael) Pepe, Sarah (Kenneth) Dessellier, Seth Hanson (fiancée Alexa Kovar), and Adam Hanson; and great-grandchild Evan Dessellier. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her half-brothers: Floyd Johnson and Russell Johnson; her half-sister Florence Caughy and grandson Erik Wentzel.
A funeral for Marilyn will be held at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND, on Tuesday, August 29: Visitation at 1:00 pm followed by a 2:00 service. Pastor Bernie Worral will officiate. A pie luncheon will follow the service. Memorials preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church.