Joyce A. Hanson

JOYCE ARLENE HANSON, age 75 of Waseca died on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.

Born on August 3, 1940 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, she was the daughter of James and Lila (Nelson) Rasmussen.   She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1959 and married Mervin Dale Hanson on June 23, 1961 in Albert Lea.  Joyce owned and operated the Du Drop Inn Restaurant in New Richland.  She enjoyed camping, reading and socializing.

She is survived by her husband, Mervin of Waseca; four daughters, Sandy (Bill) Hacker of New Richland, Laurie (Tom) Bergeson of Northfield, Judy (Warren) Olsen of Wiley, TX, and Vicki (Willy) Scrabeck of Janesville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her mother, Lila Rasmussen of Ellendale and one brother, Jerry (Gail) Rasmussen of Albert Lea.   She was preceded in death by her father and numerous aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca.  Visitation will be held one hour before services at the funeral home.



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