Ellen L. Hanson, 89

Ellen L. Hanson, age 89, of St. Cloud, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Country Manor in Sartell.

She was born Laila Ellen Hanson March 4, 1925, in Kingston Township, to William and Edla (Savola) Ranta.  She graduated from Kimball High School with the class of 1944.  

Ellen married Herbert Walter Hanson Aug. 31, 1946, at North Crow River Lutheran Church in rural Cokato.  

She worked as a farmer’s wife, at KP Manufacturing, and as a teller at the State Bank of Kimball.

Ellen was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. 

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, William and Edla Ranta; husband Herbert Hanson; brothers Wilho, Arvo, Waino, Leslie, and Melvin Ranta; and sisters Mabel Wanhala, Bertha Loop, and Verna Crowley.

Graveside services took place Saturday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Cemetery in South Haven, with the Rev. Michael Nelson officiating. 

Arrangements were entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball. Obituary and guestbook online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.

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