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Donna L. Hanson

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Donna L. Hanson Obituary
Donna L. Hanson

Stevens Point - Donna L Hanson, 80, of Stevens Point, WI died at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Plover October 30, 2018.

Donna was born on September 21, 1938 in Wausau WI to Loddie and Dorothy (Erickson) Loskot.

Donna grew up on a 120 acre farm in the town of Frankfort in Marathon County. She enjoyed the freedom and challenges of growing up on a farm. She loved to sneak into the attic where she could look out, read and dream of one day becoming an author.

Donna attended the one room Franklin School for 8 years going and graduated from Colby High School. She started her higher education at Carroll College in Waukesha, later transferring to the University of Wisconsin Madison where she would graduate in 1961.

Donna married Dale Hanson October 19, 1963 at the First Presbyterian Church in Edgar. They met in Madison after Dale's roommate bet him a beer he wasn't brave enough to ask her out. They were happily married 49 years until the time of Dale's passing.

Donna worked her way through college as a secretary at a research laboratory at the University. After she was married she was an incredibly successful and hard working homemaker and the proud mother to three spirited kids.

Donna enjoyed genealogy, singing in her church's choir. She collected bells and was an adventurous cook. She loved her family and was very active in her children's activities. She and her husband were avid travelers. She was a dedicated friend. She also loved to write and share stories about her life.

Donna is survived by her children Keith (Tracy) of Hilliard OH, Chris (Stacie) of Yakima WA, and Nora (Corey) Stewart of Sitka AK and grandchildren Alayna, Bryce and Camden of Hilliard OH and Thor Becker and Allen Madigan of Sitka AK.

Donna is preceded in death by her husband Dale, parents Loddie and Dorothy (Erickson) Loskot, brother Harold Loskot and in laws Irving and Della (Bjelland) Hanson.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 am, Monday November 26th at Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Susan Zencka officiating. Visitation will precede the service at the church 10:00 am until time of service. Burial will take place in Forest Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the at in memory of Donna, to fund research to help end this devastating disease. Cards may be sent to 1016 Sunset Blvd. Stevens Point 54481.
Published in Stevens Point Journal on Nov. 7, 2018
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