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Drina Hansel

Drina Hansel, 74, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon, ND.

Drina Pauline (Lawson) Hansel was born February 3, 1944, in Langdon, ND, to Hance O. and Mary (Ellis) Lawson. After graduation from Hannah Public School, she attended college in Mayville, ND. Upon attaining her teaching credential, she taught in Starkweather, ND, and finished her bachelor’s degree in education by attending summer school. Drina started teaching in Langdon in 1967 and taught until retiring in 2008 with 40+ years of teaching. Drina had a Special Ed. degree and an administration degree. She was superintendent at St. Alphonsus School for one year.

Drina was united in marriage to Dennis Hansel on February 22, 1969, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. In her spare time, Drina liked to bake and decorate cakes. She made several wedding and specialty cakes for family and friends. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Odd Fellows and Rebekah and was a 50-year Eastern Star member.

Drina is survived by her husband, Dennis, of Langdon; daughter Stephanie (Blair Seelhammer) of Rochester, MN; grandchildren: Taylor, Jaxon and Julia Seelhammer of Rochester, MN; brother-in- law Ken Shaw of Thief River Falls, MN; sisters-in- law Phyllis Lawson of Williston, ND, and Romell Lawson of Minot, ND; nephew Doug Lawson; and nieces Deborah Shiflett and Colleen Gustafson. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Joanne Shaw and brothers Hance James and Kenneth Lawson.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018, at Brooks Funeral Home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018, at Brooks Funeral Home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.


SERVICES
Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
10:00 AM

BROOKS FUNERAL HOME
623 9TH AVENUE
LANGDON, North Dakota 58249

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018, at Brooks Funeral Home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.


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Guestbook

So very sad to hear of Drina's passing. I will always remember her smile and her beautiful cakes.

Linda Bata Nov 8 2018 12:00 AM

DENNIS. I WAS SORRY TO HEAR OF DRINA'S PASSING. TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY OUR PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY.

KAREN JOHNSON KARN Nov 3 2018 12:00 AM

Dennis - So sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. Ross from United told me the news this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your friends at Dakota Supply Group

Leah Skjerven Oct 30 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Drina's passing. You have our sincere sympathy. We will miss her at the Masonic functions. Love, Mike & Bev

Mike & Bev Moulton Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

Drina will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She had a winning smile and big heart.

Ruth Howatt, Karen Johnson Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

Dennis and Family, My sincere sympathy to you all.

Bob Wedberg Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

Stephanie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Laurie (Schill) Mager

Laurie (Schill) Mager Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

Dennis, so sorry to read about Drina's passing. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Mark Hall Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

We enjoyed many years of Shrine activities with Drina She was a busy lady with all the activities she participated in. Very special and loved by her friends.

Darrel and Susan schrader Oct 28 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Drina's recent passing. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by many people in addition to her close family.

Myrna Bietz Oct 28 2018 12:00 AM

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