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Katherine Hanson

Katherine A. Hanson passed away on March 4, 2018, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Cavalier. Visitation will be held Friday, March 9th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Dollars for Scholars or Faith in Action.
Kathy was born in Breckenridge, MN, on August 4th, 1942, to Robert Totzke and Dorothy Thoennes. She managed the Cedar Inn Bottle Shop for seven years and was a multi-peril crop insurance agent for 31 years. Spending time with family and friends made Kathy the happiest. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing, reading, and cooking. In 1993, she married Gary Hanson, who was loved by all of her five blessed children: John Fuller (Tacoma, WA), Jody (Kahn) Koropatnicki (Northwood, ND), Laurie (Tom) McFadden (Cavalier, ND), Les Fuller (Roy, WA), Lisa (Brian) Murphy (Grand Forks, ND). She loved her grandchildren: Shawnee Fuller (Tacoma, WA), Cody (Tenae) Aston (St. Cloud, MN), Cady (Ryan) Paulson (Fargo, ND), Craig McFadden (San Francisco, CA), Kyle McFadden (Cambridge, MA), Brandi Murphy (Greashan, OR), Brian Murphy Jr. (Fargo, ND), Jessica Murphy (Grand Forks, ND), and Austin Murphy (Grand Forks, ND), along with her great-granddaughter Chloe Lynn (Grand Forks, ND), with three more great-grandchildren expected. She is also survived by her mother, Lois Anderson (Morris, MN); and sisters: Sandy O'Shea (Velva, ND) and Carol Brevig (Newport, OR). Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Dorothy, daughter Laurie, and son Les.

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Sympathy going out to Kathy's family.

Kenneth Geiger Apr 7 2018 12:00 AM

Gary and family- so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you's.

Frank and Audrey Christinson Mar 10 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Kathy's passing! Sympathies to all of you. Sorry we missed the service as we are out of town until Sunday. Prayers for everyone.

Karen Lindenberger Mar 10 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.I am so sorry for your loss.

Sheila Paulso Mar 8 2018 12:00 AM

Gary, Jody, Lisa, & John. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers with you all.

Tammy Betts Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

Gary, So sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless you at this very trying time. Gaylene and Lee

lee switzer Mar 6 2018 12:00 AM

Gary, John, Jodi & Lisa, Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad and difficult time. Your Mom was a lady who always had a big smile and a friendly hello each and every time I seen her. Even on her difficult days she tried to keep that smile. May those that surround you provide comfort, strength and courage to face the days ahead. GOD bless her memory and GOD bless all of you. Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Mar 6 2018 12:00 AM

Gary, so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She & my Dad got to be pretty good friends, he spoke of her often. Know that you are in my thoughts.

Judy Johnson Mar 6 2018 12:00 AM