Maxine Hanson, 86

Published 9:56 am Monday, December 12, 2016

Maxine Hanson, 86

Maxine Hanson, 86

Maxine Hanson, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Maple Manor Healthcare Center in Rochester. Maxine Thorin was born Dec. 3, 1930, to John Lennart and Mabel Amanda (Severson) Thorin in Rock County, Minnesota. Maxine attended country school and graduated from Hills High School in 1948. She attended Mankato State Teachers College with a degree in elementary education and taught school in Byron, Minnesota, and Tracy, Minnesota for three years. On June 20, 1953, she was united in marriage to Charles W. Hanson at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills, Minnesota. To this union four children were born.

Maxine was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin and was active in WELCA, Helping Hands, and teaching Sunday School. She liked doing sewing and needlework, traveling with her husband Chuck, and spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.

Maxine is survived by her children Debra (Allan) Mortenson of Cushing, Minnesota, Jacqualine (Michael) Brawner of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Keith (Catherine) Hanson of Rochester, Minnesota, Paul (Sära) Hanson of Sioux Falls, South Dakoka; eight grandchildren, Jonah (Angie) Mortenson, Leah Mortenson, Rachel (Joseph) Johnson, Erik Brawner, Miriam Hanson, Jacob Hanson, Abby Hanson, Alyssa Hanson; three great-grandchildren, Finley, Oliver, Jack; and siblings, Dorothy Thorin and Jerry Thorin, both of Hills, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Hanson in 2015, her parents Lennart and Mabel Thorin, her in-laws William and Gertrude Hanson, her brother Arnold Thorin, her sister-in-law Ardyth Wheeler, and brothers-in-law Gordon R. Hanson and Norman C. Hanson.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to St. Olaf Lutheran Church or recipient of donor’s choice. Maxine’s family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Maple Manor and Saint Marys Hospital for their care and thoughtfulness. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.