Lillian Hanson

September 30, 1926 - March 28, 2014


Visitation: Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church.

Lillian Opal Hanson passed away on March 28, 2014 at the age of 87.  Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

          Lillian was born on September 30, 1926 to Ole and Gunhild (Orstad) Aasheim near Canton, SD.  As a child she helped on the family farm while going to country school.  After graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper at Farmers Lumber in Canton.

          She married Kermit A. Hanson on February 17, 1954.  The couple moved to Simi Valley, CA where they ran a tractor and dump truck service for new home developments.    In 1971, they moved back to South Dakota with a short stay in Colorado.  Their last and permanent home was near Harrisburg, SD.  She worked at Litton Microwave until her retirement.

          Lillian loved spending time with her grandchildren and with anyone who would stop and visit.  She was always outdoors and relaxed by walk through the grove picking up twigs.  She also enjoyed playing the organ and accordion.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit; siblings- Henry, Walter, Gladys Vandermeer, Esther Myland, Alma Van Bockern, and Lenore Monen.

          She is survived by her son, Kirk (Brenda) Hanson, Canton; granddaughters, Leah (Alex) Humbert, Worthing, SD and Mara Hanson (Brett Block), Canton, SD; brother-in-law, Dale Mydland; cousin Elsie Severson, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

 

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  1. Our hearts are so saddened to hear about Grandma Lillian’s passing. We feel so fortunate to have been able to have met her and spent the short time we have had with her. She was such a kind hearted woman! We know her absence will be greatly felt as your love for her was very evident. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time of your life.

  2. My late wife Janet Sylvia VanderMeer Hansen and I always looked forward to seeing Lillian and Kermit when we would come visiting in the Canton area. I can recall many good times with the Aasheim clan gathering at either one of their homes or in the park in Sioux Falls. After a grand lunch there would be three groups, the kids playing games, the ladies gathering and discussing things drifting into Norwegian when they talked about things little ears should not hear and finally the men either discussing the farming business, sticking their heads under a car hood etc. The closeness and supporting family ties were always a treasure we all enjoyed.
    I would share the following poem as a gift to the family.

    The Thread Of Life
    Copyright © 2001`David E Hansen

    Can you hear it
    As its breath warms the night
    With whisper soft feet
    And tiny touches?

    The sound of light
    The echo of sweetness
    The chorus of the universe

    We all delight in the weave
    The way it ties our souls
    We all play in its dances
    As if we really know the steps

    The light of a smile
    The sweetness of sunshine
    The Universal soul of creation

    Open the vessel of years
    Savor the vision of love
    Touch the melody and cry
    For the joy of knowing

    The smile of Life
    The sunshine of a hug
    The creation of a kiss

    As our Mothers and Fathers
    And Theirs …. And Theirs … And Theirs
    Forever before us tug
    On The Thread Of Life

    My Condolences
    David E Hansen