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March 10th, 1940 – Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Service Information
First Lutheran Church of Clair
Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Visitation Information

Delpha ‘Tess’ Hanson, age 67 of Buffalo, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday November 6, 2007.

Preceded in death by infant son Brad Richard, parents Pete and Julia (Akre) Peterson, brothers Phil and Al Peterson, son-in-law, Mark Carlson, brother-in-law Don Dalberg, also father and mother-in-law, Melvin and Ragna (Lorenson) Hanson, and brother-in-law Harold Mussetter.

Tess is survived by her husband of 47 years, Richard Dick Hanson, daughter Brenda Dickinson and granddaughter Teran of Bloomington, MN, daughter Debra Carlson and granddaughter Angela of Buffalo, MN. She is survived by three sisters Jean Dalberg of Eugene, OR, Donna (Bill) Noble of Burlington, WI, Delores (Paul) Johnson of Aspen, CO, and her dear brother Jerry (Donna) Peterson of Burlington, WI. She is also survived by sister-in-law Gerry Mussetter of Apple Valley, MN and sister and brother-in-law Arvy and Dick Tasa of Northglenn, CO, as well as many other family members and friends.

The youngest of eight children, Tess was born on a farm near Claire City, SD on March 10, 1940. She graduated from Sisseton High School in 1957 and attended business college in Colorado Springs, CO. On June 11, 1960 high school sweethearts, Tess and Dick were married at Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton, SD. After they married, they moved to Minnesota and have lived near Buffalo for the last 37 years.

Tess worked for variety of businesses holding management and accounting positions. Tess was active in the community and served as a board member for many years on the Lake Charlotte Improvement District. Tess loved to spend time outdoors, travel, entertain and visit with family and friends. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

We will miss her thoughtful and creative approach to life, her endless encouragement and hope, and her exceptional insights and wise counsel, with some of her last words she offered, Believe in God, Believe in Hope.

We want to thank Chunyi Lin, Jim Nance and everyone at Spring Forest Qigong, Diaa Osman, ND, her doctors and nurses, and Ridgeview Hospice for their amazing support.

Visitation Friday, November 9th 4 “ 8 pm at Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, 119 Central Ave (Hwy 25) with a prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation also one hour prior to service.

Funeral service Saturday, November 10th 1:30 pm. at First Lutheran Church in Claire City SD.

Interment Sisseton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Ronald McDonald House Charities, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or donor™s choice.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ginny (Peterson) Carlson

    We extend our deepest sympathy to Aunt Tessie’s family from me, my husband Skip, and our children Danielle and Trevor. She was an amazing woman. Years ago, Aunt Tessie changed my life by encouraging me to face life’s difficulties and turn my life around. Because of her wisdom, I’ve had a career that led me to my husband and our children. I will always carry her in my heart, because I Love her. God Bless You All.

  2. Joanne Johnson

    I am sorry to hear about Tess’ death. It seemed she was always available to give help where needed; a wonderful mother and grandmother!

  3. Tammy Zumbusch

    Debbie, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I really am sorry I heard so late. Give me a call sometime.


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