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Barbara Hanson

Barbara Hanson

July 28, 1939-March 20, 2014

Former Minneapolis resident Barbara (George) Hanson, 74, of Rochert, died surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

Barbara was born to Simon and Ida George of Minneapolis on July 28, 1939. She moved with her parents to the Detroit Lakes area as a young adult and assisted family members in opening and running The Little Lebanon in Height of Land, now Charlie's Bar.

Although she had the debilitating disease called osteogenesis imperfecta (known as brittle bone disease), and a battle with cancer, Barbara refused to let these diseases limit her ability to enjoy life.

Barbara married and gave birth to two sons, Gerald and Joseph, whom she raised successfully on her own to be responsible, loving husbands and fathers.

Barbara took pride in civil service and enjoyed spending her time volunteering for many organizations, fighting for the rights of the disabled, and helping others. She was a member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee.

When her grandchildren came along, Barbara enjoyed being a daily part of their lives, helping to care for them and instilling her family values and responsibility to others.

Preceding Barbara in death were her parents, Simon and Ida George; a sister, Annette George; and a brother, Charles George.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Gerald (Donna) Hanson and Joseph (Dawn) Hanson; brother, John (Joanne) George; sisters, Rose Jenson, Charlene (Armel) Abundnis and Darlene (Ed) Rice; sister-in-law, Eloise (Charles) George; three granddaughters, Annette Hanson, Alexis Hanson and Keela Hanson; eight nieces; eight nephews; 12 great nieces; and eight great nephews.

God has gained another angel in his flock. An angel that will make our Lord very proud to have on board to do more of her very important work (helping others) in heaven. Rest in peace sister.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation also took place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 23, with a 5 p.m. prayer service, at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

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