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Yvonne Hanson

March 14, 1937-July 1, 2010

Yvonne J. Hanson, 73, of Rochert, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, July 1, 2010.

Yvonne Jeanette Misbe was born to Edward and Dorothy (LaForge) Misbe on March 14, 1937 in Little Falls, where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1955. She was united in marriage to Merle Hanson on August 25, 1956 in Little Falls. They moved to Detroit Lakes in 1961 with their two daughters, Spring and Penny.

Yvonne was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1963, and had shared her Bible-based beliefs with others since that time. She was an avid gardener and loved working with her flowers and being outdoors. She was an involved grandmother in the lives of her three granddaughters and recently she was overjoyed to welcome her two great granddaughters. She will be remembered for the love she had for her family and her desire to see them happy.

Yvonne will be missed by her husband of 53 years, Merle; two daughters, Spring (Curt) Fowler and Penny (Mark) Olsen, both of Detroit Lakes; granddaughters April (Jason) Kirsch and Alison (Justin) Kirsch, both of Detroit Lakes, and Jadda (Damian) Bush of Albuquerque, N.M.; two great granddaughters, Kaylin and Brynn; two sisters, Jane Josephson of Innerlachen, Fla., and Dorinda (Randy) Jarvis of Gordon, Wis.; two brothers, Sam (Eunice) Misbe of Missoula, Mont., and Darrell (Joanne) Misbe of Pierz, Minn.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; father and mother-in-law, Orean and Alma Hanson; infant twin brothers; brother-in-law Roger; and great nephew Caleb.

Memorial services for Yvonne were held Wednesday, July 7 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes has been assisting the family with arrangements.

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