In Memory of Lorraine Hanson

Lorraine  Hanson
Lorraine Hanson
Born: July 3, 1921
Died: February 11, 2015
Age: 93
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Lorraine Hanson
July 3, 1921 - February 11, 2015
From: Ida Grove, IA
Lorraine Hanson, age 93, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Morningside Healthcare Community of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Reverend Chad Lierman will officiate. Burial will be in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to

Lorraine Hanson was born on July 3, 1921 in Hayes Township, Ida County to Elof and Anna (Linquist) Carlson.

She attended school and graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1939. Lorraine taught country school before attending Iowa State College and graduating.

On June 2, 1946 Lorraine married Clifford Hanson in Ames, Iowa. The couple were blessed with four children: Marilyn, Roger, Carolyn, and Allen. The family made their home on the family farm in Ida County.

Lorraine lived on the farm until she became a resident of Morningside Healthcare Community on March 13, 2009. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove and was active in UMW (United Methodist Women).

Lorraine enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting and quilting, women’s clubs, talking on the phone, visiting at the nursing home, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Marilyn (Richard) Spotts of Ida Grove, Iowa; Roger (Linda) Hanson of Ida Grove, Iowa; Carolyn (Bill) Baddeley of Carroll, Iowa; Allen Hanson of Ida Grove, Iowa; six grandchildren, Kris (Daron) Salmon of Ida Grove, Iowa; Jeff (Shelly) Spotts of Ida Grove, Iowa; Stephanie (Dan) Heller of Las Vegas, Nevada; Morgan Hanson of Chicago, Illinois; Eric (Mashayla) Hanson of Ankeny, Iowa; Kaylee (Evan) Grell of Sheldon, Iowa; seven great grandchildren, Evan and Isaiah Salmon, Kyle, Kade, and Kolt Spotts, Paxton Heller, and Hayden Hanson; as well as many other relatives, family and friends.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents and husband Clifford Hanson.


11:00 a.m., Saturday,
February 14, 2015

First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Reverend Chad Lierman


Kris Salmon
Jeff Spotts
Stephanie Heller
Morgan Hanson
Eric Hanson
Kaylee Grell


10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
February 14, 2015

First United Methodist Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Geraldine Dankert, Organist
Darwin Walters, Vocalist

Vocalist Selection
"How Great Thou Art"


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:03 AM
“Our sympathy to family. May memories give you peace and love. ”
- Robert and Shirley Ruser
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:54 AM
“My sympathy to your family...Always enjoyed visiting with Lorraine at the nursing home....and also with you Marilyn...Thoughts are with you...karen”
- karen yates
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