Priscilla Hanson passed away early April 2022, at the age of 67, in Mesa, AZ. She was a caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Priscilla was born to Donald and Maxine Hanson on June 4,1954 in Fargo, ND, and grew up in rural Hillsboro, ND. After graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1972, she attended and received a degree in cosmetology from Mr. Don’s State School of Beauty. She was married to Del Lusso in 1973. They made their home in the Upper Midwest until 1984, when the family moved to California.

In 2010, Priscilla moved to Mesa, AZ. Priscilla enjoyed visiting her family in California, sewing and quilting, reading books and being entertained by her dog, Cody. She spent many of her parenting years managing her daughters’ sports teams and is remembered as the best cheerleader for her family.

Priscilla is survived by her four daughters: Rachel (Gary) Ashe, Karissa (Mark) Lusso, Robyn (Joseph) Baltazar and Brittiany (Brandon) Szafraniec; eleven grandchildren; her six sisters and one brother: Susan (Parm) Narveson, Camille Nelson, Nancy (Mark) Vibeto, Donald Jr. (Kathy) Hanson, Claudia (Ted) Engelstad, Gretchen (Ben) Kirklewski, Stephanie Burrell; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; an infant sister; a nephew, Todd Hanson; and brothers-in-law, Doug Nelson and Wayne Burrell.


Visitation: June 16, 2022 @ 9:00 - 10:00 am

St. John Lutheran Church Hillsboro
204 2nd Street NW Hillsboro
ND 58045

Funeral: June 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am

St. John Lutheran Church Hillsboro
204 2nd Street NW Hillsboro
ND 58045

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  1. So very sorry to hear about priscilla …prayers to your whole family. She was a very nice person..Blessings to everyone.

  2. Camille, my sincerest sympathy to you.
    Losing a sister, who is so young, is so hard. You are in my prayers.
    Hugs, Sandy

    • Although Priscilla was my fist cousin, due to growing up in two different states & being txhe 4th youngest first cousin, we really saw a lot of each other. One memory I will always cherish is visiting ND and going up to the cottages. On Grandpa & Grandma’s side we did the fishing for: Sun fish, Northern, Pike & Walleye. When we wanted to go swimming & water skiing, we would walk across the road to Uncle Don & Aunt Maxine’s cottage & do so. We would have lots of fun & being from Iowa it was nice to have a lake side Summer vacation.

  3. I was so sad to hear of Priscilla passing. She was way to young to be gone . I will always remember the precious memories we made at the lakes every summer. We were like two peas in a pod, always together. All those childhood memories bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eyes remembering all the fun we had together. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Priscilla was a very special person.

  4. To all of the Hanson ND family – so sad to hear of Priscilla’s passing – though I haven’t seen her in 50 years, still have fond memories of Sunday School in “old” St John’s Church, Vacation Bible School, our two years of Confirmation – being church friends was happy time. She loved the Lord in her own way, and it sounds like she was a true blessing to her closest family and friends.

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