Gladys Constance Hanson, 95

Published 11:54 am Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gladys Constance Hanson, 95, of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Comforcare Good Samaritan Society in Austin.

Gladys Constance Hanson, 95

Gladys was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Hayfield, Minnesota, the daughter of Chris and Mary (Peterson) Mogen. Following graduation from Hayfield High School in 1939, she worked in Rochester and Austin. On Oct. 2, 1940, she was united in marriage to Lester Hanson in Hayfield. Together the couple raised two daughters. Gladys enjoyed her role as wife, mother, and homemaker. She spent 13 years traveling and wintering in Arizona. In 2009 she moved into Primrose Retirement Facility in Austin. Gladys was a charter member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin. Gladys liked to square dance, and play cards, especially bridge. She traveled many places including two trips to Europe. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.

Gladys is survived by her daughter, Julie (Richard) Borman of Fresno, California; son-in-law, Duane Dahlback of Austin; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Marlys Steward of Faribault, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester on Nov. 2, 2016; her daughter, Diane in 2000; her brother, Cleo Mogen; her sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn (Earl) Whittington; and two sisters-in-law, Marvel Mogen and Eileen Samuelson.

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Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Karen Behling, Intern Pastor Anders Nelson, and Pastor Scott Borman co-officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. on Wednesday. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery in Austin.

Memorials can be directed to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Building Fund. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at