Sharon Ann Hanson

Sharon Ann (nee Wade) Hanson, 73, longtime resident of Hibbing and formerly of Chokio, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl.

She was born April 23, 1943, in Morris, Minn., the daughter of Norman and Grace (Williamson) Wade. She graduated from Chokio High School. Sharon was united in marriage to Sidney Lane Hanson on May 21, 1961 in Chokio.

Sharon was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her family and attending their activities and sporting events. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She was an accomplished seamstress who made special gifts and craft projects for family and friends. After Sid passed away of Alzheimer’s, Sharon became involved with a caregiver support group at Range Respite, and eventually became a facilitator.

She is survived by her children: Donald (Terri) Hanson of Hibbing, Dan “Sid” (Paula Zachman) Hanson of Orono, Minn., Wade “Putter” (Karol) Hanson of Lakeville, Minn., and Mary (Jerome) Koetter of Swanville, Minn.; her grandchildren: Alyssa (Mike) Yrjo, Mitch, Christian, Adam, Andrew and Abby Hanson, and Travis (Thalia Cervantes), Stephanie, Ellie and Matthew Koetter; great-grandchildren, Ryker and Kolter Yrjo; brothers: Elwood (Carol) Wade of St. Cloud, Minn., Norman Wade of Park Rapids, Minn., Fran Brown of St. Paul and Jim Brown of Kandiyohi, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sid; brother, Luverne; and daughter-in-law, Karen.

Funeral: Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Anderson-Daniels Funeral Home Chapel in Hibbing.

Visitation: Will be held for one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral chapel.

Burial: Inurnment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.

Family services are provided by Anderson-Daniels, a Bauman family funeral home, in Hibbing. To express condolences online, please see

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