Eileen 'Harriet' Hanson — Plainview
The memorial service for Eileen "Harriet" Hanson will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin, with Pastor Terrill Bramstedt officiating. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Mrs. Hanson, 80, of Plainview, died Saturday morning, June 29, 2013, at St. Isidore Health Center of Greenwood Prairie in Plainview.
Eileen Harriet Johnson was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Newman Grove, Neb., to Henry and Elenora (Simonson) Johnson. She attended school in Newman Grove and graduated from Newman Grove High School in 1950. She went on to attend Lutheran Deaconess School of Nursing in Minneapolis and graduated in 1953 with a RN degree. On Dec. 26, 1954, she married James A. Hanson at Shellcreek Lutheran Church in Newman Grove.Harriet started her nursing career at Deaconess in Minneapolis, and then worked in San Angelo, Texas; Moses Lake, Wash.; Stephenville, Newfoundland; and then back to Deaconess. When they moved to Elgin, she worked for 10 years at the Elgin Nursing Home. When the nursing home closed, she went to work in Plainview at Hillcrest Nursing Home (now called St. Isidore Health Center of Greenwood Prairie).
Harriet was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin. She enjoyed spending time sewing, quilting and embroidery.
Harriet is survived by her husband, James Hanson of Elgin; three daughters, Linda Culp of Rochester, Karen (Jon) Sande of Duluth, and Nancy (Jerry) Erdmann of Dodge Center; and one son, Ed (Becky) Hanson of Savage; 13 grandchildren; and two sisters, Joyce (Harry) Hillegas of Coon Rapids, and Jean (Dean) Jenson of Norfolk, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, LaVonne Nygren and Clarine Eastburg.
Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer Research.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, 10 E. Broadway, PO Box 608, Plainview, MN 55964, 507-534-2353.
Guest register may be signed online at schleicherfuneralhomes.com .