Kathryn Hanson

Kathryn Hanson, 94, died on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at her home in Wahoo, Nebraka. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 22, at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City, Iowa with burial in the Lake City Cemetery. Lampe & Powers Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Memorials in Kathryn’s name may be sent to Home Health Friends, LLC, and 215 School Street, Weston, Nebraska 68070.

Kathryn Jean (Burley) Hanson was born on January 6, 1928, on the Burley family farm Northeast of Lake City, Iowa, the 2nd child of Marion C. and Georgia E. (Friedel) Burley.  She received her early education in a rural, one roomed school; Lake Creek #9. She graduated from Lake City High School with the class of 1945. 

On June 18, 1950, she was united in marriage to Norris P. Hanson at Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City. They farmed for a short time and then Norris answered the call into the ministry.

They lived in Decorah, and St. Paul, Minnesota, while he was going to school. They then lived in rural New Hampton, rural Northwood, rural Tama, and Ringsted, where Norris served Lutheran parishes, and in Archer, where he served a United Methodist congregation. When Norris retired in 1986, they moved to Mason City, where they resided until Norris’ death in 2008. Kathryn later moved to Wahoo, Nebraska to be closer to family.

Kathryn taught school, owned and operated a ceramic shop, clerked in a retail store and did child day care in her home for many years.

Kathryn is survived by her children Sharlene (Dennis) Applegate of Toledo, Sharyl (Wallace) Carson of Orono, Minnesota, Elaine (Ronald) Biittner of Estherville, and Paul Hanson of Wahoo, Nebraska; 14 grandchildren; sisters Phyllis Remsburg, Grace Hucka, and Janet Toms; and sister-in-law Marjorie Burley, all of Lake City, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Marion and Georgia Burley; husband Norris Hanson; triplet sons in infancy; brother Charles Burley; sisters Eleanor McMeekin and Arlene Blair; and brothers-in-law Warren McMeekin, Estelle Blair, Cecil Remsburg, Darwin Hucka, and Gerald Toms.

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