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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Rose Marie Hanson
October 4, 1934 - January 20, 2020

Place of Birth: Bowbells, North Dakota
Residence: Minot, North Dakota
Age: 85

Rose Marie Hanson was born October 4th, 1934, the daughter of Elzor and Frances (Siemers) Matte. She was born and raised on the family farm in Minnesota Township, Burke County.
She was a waitress at the Bowbells City Café and worked at the Peterson Grocery Store until meeting the love of her life LaVern. On January 3, 1954 she was united in marriage to LaVern James Hanson at the Kenmare Methodist Church. They made their home and living on the family farm as the 3rd generation, retiring from farming in 1999, but continued living on the farm until 2009 when LaVern passed away.
Together they had two sons Duane and Dean who were her pride and joy along with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Bowbells, The Order of the Eastern Star and was mother advisor for Rainbow for Girls. She was a square dance teacher for 12 years.
Rose enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved her time spent at Mouse River Park. She had a love of flowers, gardening, and making sure her yard was immaculate. She could play the organ by ear, and even in her final days was worried about when she could play her organ. Dancing was one of her favorite things to do. She had a love of people and was always willing to help when needed. You could usually find her in the kitchen making sure everyone was fed, or by LaVern’s side helping him. She looked forward to the Hostfest every year. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all that knew her.
Those who shared her life:
Sons: Duane (Betty) Hanson, West Fargo, ND; Dean (Desiree) Hanson, Tioga, ND; grandchildren: Kelly (Ryan) Watson, West Fargo, ND; Becca (Lance) Johnson, Hunter, ND; Kelci Hanson, Tioga, ND; Tyler Hanson (fiancé Emily Baasch), West Fargo, ND; great grandchildren: Abigail, Alayna and Nora Watson, West Fargo, ND; Hannah and William Johnson, Hunter, ND; Brother: Larry (Sue) Matte, Stanley, ND; Brother-in-law: Eddy Peterson, Bowbells, ND; several nieces and nephews.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents; Husband LaVern, Sister; Leona (Sis) Peterson; Brothers: Oscar (Pug) Matte; Armand (Babe) Matte; Brother-in-law; Arvie Hanson; Sister-in-law; Gladys Barnes.

Memorial Contribution
A memorial dedication in Rose’s honor will take place this summer at Mouse River Park. If you wish to contribute, please specify with your donation directly to Rose’s family.

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Reiny and LaDonna Pfeifer (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)
Jan 25, 2020
We have many fond memories of Rose and LaVern. Our sympathy to all the family. LaDonna Ackerman Pfeifer.
Vicki (Christiansen) Dougherty (Buffalo, Minnesota)
Jan 26, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our parents is so hard. Your mother's smile and laugh is the first thing I see in my mind when I think of her. You are so lucky to have had her for your mother. I hope your dad is calling a square dance up in heaven and your mom and my parents are dancing!
SHELLEY WITTMAN (MOUNT VERNON, OH)
Jan 28, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. Rose was a special lady!
Theresa (Homiston) Gunter (Towner, ND)
Jan 28, 2020
Sorry to hear of Rose’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Brad and Sheila Olson (West Fargo, North Dakota)
Jan 28, 2020
Our sympathy's and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Janice Swenson Stompro (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
Jan 28, 2020
I am I sad to hear of your dear mom! She was pretty special to me in so many ways! Always a smile and kind words and humor! She will be missed by all who knew her!
Kathy Cox Kuzniar (Florence, AZ)
Jan 28, 2020
My sympathies and prayers to Rose's family.
Patricia Lehman (kenmare, n.d.)
Jan 28, 2020
Sending Sympathy and Prayers her family.
Jane Geyer (Bottineau , No Dak)
Jan 28, 2020
Rose was a very special lady.. I knew she & LaVern
well.. wonderful people
Thoughts and prayers to her family..
Norman Krueger (Slater, IA)
Jan 29, 2020
Rest in Peace, Rosie! You were indeed one of a kind!
Debbie Anderson (Estevan , Saskatchewan Canada)
Jan 29, 2020
You were the kindest most gentlest , beautiful lady I have ever known. You will be a beautiful angel and I know you will be looking down on everyone you have ever known ! So many memories will remain in my heart. Rest In Peace my friend!!
Brad & Alyssa Binstock (Bismarck, ND)
Jan 29, 2020
Thoughts and Prayers to the family. I have some fond memories of Rose. She was a great lady!
Rick Shefstad (Grass Valley, CA)
Jan 30, 2020
Deepest condolences to the Hansen families.
Margie Hass and Melanie (Bowbells and Minot, ND)
Feb 5, 2020
Good memories are the blessing we shared in our last visit. Thank you Rose! Margie and Mel
Sherry Johnson
Feb 6, 2020
So Sorry for your loss of Rose to all the family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
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