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Betty J. Hanson

Memorial services for Betty J. Hanson, age 77, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Daphne Hamborg will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Wednesday.


Betty died Thursday, July 19, 2018 in her home.


Betty Jean Hanson was born on August 22, 1940 in Hartland, the daughter of Willis and Esther (Borge) Getskow.  She grew up in southern Minnesota. She graduated from Freeborn High School. On August 30, 1958, Betty was united in marriage to Edwin “Eddie” Hanson at Trinity Lutheran Church.  She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge. She was one of the original volunteers with hospice and served on the Altar Guild at Grace Lutheran Church. Betty enjoyed embroidery, reading, cooking, gardening, and needlecraft.  She also loved traveling and playing games.


Betty is survived by her husband, Eddie; daughter, Susan Hansen; sister, Peggy (Dale) Detjen; brothers, James (Karen) Getskow and John (Veronica) Getskow; sisters-in-laws, Sandy Getskow, Helen Getskow, and Janice Prescher; aunt, Carol Tenney; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ellen and Gary Alkire; brother-in-law, Larry Hanson and Judy Brambling; special friends, Annalynn and Scott Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.


Betty was preceded in death by her father, Willis Getskow; mother, Esther Johnson; stepdad, Clarence Johnson; brothers, Harold Getskow, Stanley Getskow, George Getskow, and Donald Getskow; grandparents, Sigurd and Agatha Borge; aunts, uncles.


We wish to express our profound gratitude to the fantastic Hospice team that cared so lovingly for Betty and appreciation to the Oncology Department at Mayo Clinic.


Memorials preferred to the Senior Center or TOPS Club in Albert Lea.

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I am so lucky to have known Betty. She brightened my days. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al Batt Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent on July 24, 2018

Hanson Family, On behalf of the Mankato powwow committee, we sincerely extend our condolences and prayers to the Hanson family. Love, Mahkato Wacipi Powwow Committee

Expression of Sympathy Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on July 24, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

Aunt Betty was, and will remain in all of my memories of her, a beautiful soul!
I am so grateful for the years that we were able to spend together while I was in Albert Lea, and the countless wonderful loving memories I have of her. I'm thinking of her smile, her laughter, and of course her excellent food! Betty was the kind of goodness we all hope to be in the world. I know that she is at peace with God and is looking out for all of us from Heaven. My love and most sincere condolences to Uncle Eddie and Susan.

Kari Hanson-Smith Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on July 23, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

Betty is/was a Beautiful person, God has gained a Beautiful angel! I have some great memories of my Aunt. She would take care of us at times, and make us Hot Dog Pizzas. We loved those! She would also build us tents out of sheets so we could play under them and eat our pizza. We also played with make up and nail polish. I have many memories of my Aunt. She will be greatly missed. I could not go see her when she was down, I wanted to remember her happy like she always was.God is with her, may she have everlasting peace.

Shelley Viktora Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM