Helen K. Hanson, 81

Helen K. Hanson

    Thief River Falls – Helen K. Hanson, 81, Thief River Falls, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Elim Care and Rehab in Princeton.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Bronson, with  Lay Pastor Kathy Levenhagen officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Lake Bronson.
    Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls. Visitation will also take place one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church in Lake Bronson.
    Helen K. Hanson, the daughter of the late William and Annie (Muir) Hanson was born Feb. 22, 1935 at Hazelton Township of Kittson County. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
    Along with her family, as a young child, she moved to Grygla, where she attended school and graduated from Goodridge High School in 1952.  
    Helen furthered her education at Carl C. Miller School of Practical Nursing in St. Paul,  graduating in 1955. After graduation, she worked in newborn nursery in Minneapolis, until moving to Thief River Falls, for over 40 years, Helen worked as a LPN on 2nd CNC at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls.
    After retiring from nursing in 1999, Helen spent a lot of time with sister, Mary Jane, until her passing.  Helen resided at Valley Home starting in 2012 and in October of that year moved to Elim Homes in Princeton.
    Helen loved crocheting, sewing, baking, crossword puzzles, playing cards, traveling, plants and bingo. She was affectionately known as Grandma Froggy – due to her huge frog collection and love of frogs. Helen will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
    Helen is survived by her daughter, Joanette (Mitch) Muzzy of Elk River; grandchildren, Samantha (Tom) Cassady of Fargo, N.D., Michael Muzzy of Minneapolis, and Caitlin Muzzy and Mark Muzzy, both of Elk River; nieces and nephews, Debra (Lynn) Warnke of Emerado, N.D., Bruce (Connie) Goldstrand of Lake Bronson, Teresa (Glenn) Anderson of Lancaster, and Michael Goldstrand of Lake Bronson; many great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; as well as many cousins, relatives, and friends.
    Preceding her in death are her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Gene Goldstrand; nephews, Daniel and Jesse Goldstrand; and great-nephew, Tyson Warnke.
    Family condolences may be sent to www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.