Ella Minnie Hanson, age 99, of Medford, passed away November 14, 2019.
Friends may greet the family from 5-7:00 PM Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home, in Owatonna, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Wednesday November 20, at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Dave Klawiter presiding.
She was born March 23, 1920 in Lewisville, MN to parents Emil and Lena (Dobberstein) Ulrich. Ella attended school in Fairmont, MN. She married Tilmer Hanson March 30, 1946 in Dodge Center, MN.
Ella stayed at home to raise their two children. After they were grown, she worked at Land O’Lakes and Fountain Industries in Albert Lea retiring in 1982. In retirement she and Tilmer traveled all over the country with their motor home. Her memberships included St. John Church, VFW Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary. Ella enjoyed dancing, old time music, flower gardens, crocheting, reading, and birdwatching out her front window.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandy (Gary) Hareid, Emmons, MN; daughter-in-law, Sue (Gene) Lieser, Circle Pines, MN, grandchildren, Beth (Kelly) Deeds, Kansas City, MO, Scott (Rhonda) Hareid, Farmington, MN, Reid (Kelly) Hanson, Highlands Ranch, CO, Amy Maier, Castle Rock, CO; great-grandchildren, Hailey Deeds, Ally Kongshaug, Jake and Marisa Hareid, Terry and Lilly Hanson, Anja and Johnathan Maier; siblings, Anna Marie Miller, Mary Lou Bettin, Fred (Helen) Ulrich, brother-in-law, Marlyn Hanson; sisters-in-law, Marge Ulrich, Kris Ulrich, Dee Ulrich, and Doris Ulrich.
She was preceded in death by husband, Tilmer, son, Terry, 10 brothers and 1 sister.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Doris, Dorothy and Mel, Tom, Andy, Roxie and Diane who were her neighbors that helped take care of her. Also, another heartfelt thank you to Darlene Ulrich, who passed away one year ago, Connie Kubista, Dee Ulrich, and Doris Ulrich who helped Ella stay independent.
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