Nancy Hanson

nancy hanson
Nancy Ellen Hanson, 76, of Kindred, ND passed away early Sunday morning, December 29th, surrounded by family at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. Nancy was born February 16th, 1943 in Grand Forks to Pete and Eliza Leedahl (Ault). She attended Hoople High school, graduating in 1961. She attended the University of North Dakota. She married Lynn Hanson, September 15th, 1963. They had two sons, Brett (Mel) and Chad. They had several moves throughout the upper Midwest, settling in Kindred, ND in 1979. Nancy was a bookkeeper at Rustad’s in Kindred for her entire career. She was active in the community and church in a wide variety of roles. She is survived by her two sons, two sisters Brenda (Mark Jordan), Patty (Ron Willey), a brother Butch Leedahl and numerous grandchildren and cousins. Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 3, 2020 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.

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  1. Oh dear Nancy! You were such a ray of sunshine and humor. You are gone too soon. Your Nancy’s Nuances will be missed, no one could write it like you did. Ironic that we had to look to the last page of the Reporter to find it last week. Our sympathies to your family. Carlotta and Terry

  2. Patty, Brenda, Butch, Brett, Chad and family of Nancy, My heartfelt sympathy to each of you!! What a nice gal she was, one couldn’t help but catch her happy and fun loving spirit when in her presence. Prayers of comfort and strength go out to each of you throughout and beyond this time of deep sorrow. Bette (Hoople) Larson

  3. Sending my deepest sympathies to all of Nancy’s family,she was such a fun loving gal and she will be greatly missed. Comfort and Prayers to all.

  4. My dear friend. Gone too soon. This Leedahl family has been in my life since I was a little girl.. Our moms were such great friends and myself and my brother Tom were classmates of your siblings. We all belonged to Hoople Methodist Church. Your dad was a grand card player and we enjoyed many nights at your place playing cards with Pete. My daughter is your godchild. As everyone can see we are family and always will be. We will all miss you so much. God speed Nancy. You are now home. Love you, Charlene

  5. Dear Nancy, you will be missed by many – loved your outlook on life – there was always a smile for all of us.

  6. Steve, Erin and I send our sincerest sympathies to you all. We remember so many things: Friday night screen porch parties, coffee, Christmas parties, Erin sleeping under the piano with Hershey, Cole mowing her lawn, and a thousand other things. No better neighbor for us than Nancy. WE will miss her and her great sense of humor and love of humanity.

  7. Dear Chad and Brett, I’m so sorry to hear the passing of your mom. Nancy was so special to us all. Even though we aren’t related by blood, her being my Godmother, has forever bonded us. You all mean so much to me. I’m so thankful that you made the effort, Chad, to bring her to visit us last summer. I will miss her crazy sense of humor and the infectious smile. Love and hugs to you both!
    -Your “God-sister” Heather

  8. Fancy Nancy, You weren’t to leave us, ever. Thank you for being godmother to our girls, Heather & Kerry. You & I were the “new ladies” in Wakonda when Brett & Chad were so small. Fun & silliness reined with you, Lynn & the boys. You’re the bright, talented friend that lasts forever & lives on through Brett & Chad. Thanks for the friendship & memories. Sharron & Gary.

  9. Nancy was great lady!! Chad and I were fortunate to become a part of her life through our dear friends, her son Brett and daughter Mel. She always had a smile on her face and a nice words to share when in her inpresence. Nancy thanks for touching our lifes with your love. Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Those of us left behind will hold you in our hearts!! Love you😊

  10. Nancy will be missed for her community spirit and service to others less fortunate and the kindness she showed to others and myself.
    With sympathy,

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