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Judy Ann Frances Hanson, age 79, of Buffalo passed away on Monday,
November 14, 2022 at Park View Care Center in Buffalo while family and
friends sang, “Joy in heaven, joy, everlasting joy!” to her. She was born at
her grandparent’s home on July 3, 1943 in Cambridge, Minnesota the
daughter of Laurence & Frances (Paulson) Lood. Judy had one brother
Glenn Lood. Together they spent much of their childhood on their family
farm in Cambridge. On June 11, 1961, Judy Ann Lood married her high
school sweetheart, David Harvey Hanson at the Cambridge Lutheran
Church. God blessed their 61-year marriage with three children, 14 grandchildren
and 18 great grandchildren.
Judy was a very active woman filling years with work, travel, cooking,
caring for her family and spending time at the family cabin. Her most
memorable trips were the two trips she took to Kenya and Tanzania. She
also had many hobbies. Sewing and crafts were her favorites. She filled the
display cases at Parkview and made quilts for charity and for the weddings
of her grandchildren. Judy loved to spend time with family especially with
her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She made each one feel
special with her time and love. She proudly displayed their pictures and art
on her walls. Judy had many medical trials which started with brain cancer
in 1987. Eventually, Judy needed additional care and assistance and
moved to Parkview Care Center at the age of 71. She made this her home
and had cabinets built so she could continue sewing and crafting. At the
care center she made many friends. She spent time listening and giving
advice. She was served by many “angels” there and she loved them all.
Judy’s love extended to many who came to look at her as a dear friend and
Judy’s great comfort came from her faith in God. She was given this
grace of repentance while listening to a sermon shortly after recovering
from Covid. Judy was so joyful that she shared this new found faith with the
world on her social media: “WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY! MY SINS ARE ALL
listening to services in person and online. Her days were especially
brightened by the greetings of fellow believers. Judy’s kind smile and
friendship will be missed.
Judy is survived by her loving husband: David H. Hanson; children:
Deborah (Jay Nelson) Hanson of Brainerd, Jeffrey (Karen) Hanson of Greenfield,
and Bradley (Kate Johnson) Hanson of Minneapolis; fourteen grandchildren:
Cole Hanson Nelson, Jessica (Loren) Kesti, Megan Hanson, Erika
(Timothy) Landa, Allison (Paul) Savela, Amber Hanson (Max Kelzer fiancée),
Jenna (Alexander) Forstie, Derek (Greta) Hanson, Garrett Hanson, Claire
Hanson, Connor Hanson, Adelyn Hanson, Henry Hanson, and Molly
Hanson; seventeen great grandchildren; a brother: Glenn (Karen) Lood of
Cambridge; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents and by a great granddaughter
Angelina Kesti.

Funeral Services for Judy Ann Hanson will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 3:30 P.M. at The Rockford Laestadian Lutheran Church.     Mr. Jouko Haapsaari and Mr. Rocky Sorvala will officiate.

Organist for the service Sarina Siljander.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 20th AT THE CHURCH from 2:00 P.M. until time of services.

Private inurnment Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery in Cambridge, Minnesota.

Casket Bearers will be: Derek Hanson, Garrett Hanson, Connor Hanson, Henry Hanson, Loren Kesti, Timothy Landa, Paul Savela, Alexander Forstie, Max Kelzer, and Kyle Seppala.



7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dave & Becky Forstie

    Remembering you Jeff and Karen and the Hanson Family with love and sympathy, with the loss of your mother/grandmother. May God give you comfort at your time of sorrow. God’s Peace, Dave and Becky Forstie Phoenix, Arizona

  2. Tina Arneson

    My heart breaks for the Hanson family! Judy was one of a kind & we developed a friendship over the 6 years I was at the care center! I will remember her always with her beautiful smile, contagious laughter & wonderful conversation. I will never make bread pudding without having Judy in mind! Love & hugs to the entire family. And Judy, until we meet again, it is an honor & privilege to call you my friend! I love you Judy & will always miss you❤️

  3. Betty Shanks

    It is with great sadness that I write this in memory of Judy. She was a wonderful, talented, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. My sympathy to the whole Hanson family. She is at home with God and is at peace.
    Betty Shanks

  4. Gen Spence

    Remembering you Judy my friend. We had an amazing friendship at PV. My sympathies to all family and friends.
    Genevieve Spence

  5. Jan Nouis

    My sincere condolences to all of you! I have many great memories of Judy and the entire family, growing up in the same neighborhood. I pray you find comfort through God’s love at such a difficult time! Hugs from Georgia.
    Jan Nouis (Croteau)

  6. Jan Nouis (Croteau)

    Please accept my sincere condolences! I have many fond memories of Judy and the whole Hanson family; living in the same neighborhood growing up! A great loss of such a great lady! I pray you find comfort in God’s love at this difficult time! Thinking of you with love from Georgia.
    Jan Nouis (Croteau)

  7. Jennine Moran (MS camp volunteer)

    Dave, Sending my prayers to you and the entire Hanson family as you grieve the loss of such an amazing lady.


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