NEW?ULM Marilyn Hanson, 79, of New Ulm, formerly of Hanska, died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, September 8 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska with Rev. Bonnie Roys officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 7 p.m. Friday at Schmucker Funeral Service in New Ulm and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Marilyn Joan Lilleodden, the daughter of Ole and Irene (Mickelson) Lilleodden, was born August 9, 1933 at the family farm in Lake Hanska Township where she attended District 31 country school. She graduated from Hanska High School in 1951. Marilyn was united in marriage to Sylvester "Sassy" Hanson on August 29, 1953 at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church. Together, the couple farmed the Hanson family farm in Linden Township. They retired in 1992 and moved to Hanska. Marilyn continued to make her home in Hanska after her husband's death on October 9, 2000. She moved to New Ulm in 2008. Marilyn was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska where she served with the Zion Ladies Luncheon Group. She was also a member of the Hanska American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren, reading, playing cards and cribbage.
Survivors include her children, Allen Hanson of Hanska, Lynne Hoeft and her husband John of Madelia, Betti Kamolz and her husband Ken of New Ulm; grandchildren, Sarah Lueck and her husband William, Natalie Hanson, Tiffany Hanson, Jason Paulson and his wife Dena, Cindy Moldan and her husband Rob, Ashley Eckstein and her husband Matt, Jamie Paulson; stepgrandchildren Jennie Lundgren and her husband Brian, Kassandra Carlson and her husband Chad, Laura Hoeft, Dawn Hoeft, Steve Hoeft and his wife Tiffany; six great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; brother, Orvis Lilleodden of Menahga; sister, Deanne Pizel of Hanska; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, her brother-in-law Warren Pizel, and sister-in-law Bernice Lilleodden.
Memorials are preferred.