Dona Hanson

February 22, 2018

obit Hanson Dona photoAug. 3, 1935 – Feb. 16, 2018

Memorial service for Dona Hanson, age 82 of Tyler, was Tuesday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation was one hour prior, 10-11 a.m. Burial will be in Danebod Luther­an Cemetery in Tyler.
She died Friday, Feb. 16 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Arrangements were with the Hartquist Fu­neral Home–Utoft Johan­sen Chapel in Tyler. Please visit www.hartquistfuner­ to sign an online registry and read the full obituary.
Dona Jean Hanson was born Aug. 3, 1935 to Don­ald and Bertha (Clausen) Tripp in Howard, South Dakota. She grew up in Howard, where she was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church, and graduated from How­ard High School in 1953. She enrolled in Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Yankton, South Da­kota, graduating in 1956. On Aug. 18, 1956 Dona married Lyle Hanson at Bethany Lutheran Church. Their union was blessed with three children and 61 years of life together. Dona was a registered nurse at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1956-1958), Madison Hospital in Madison, South Dakota (1958-1961), Mor­ris Hospital in Morris (1961-1965), and at Tyler Healthcare Center in Tyler from 1966 until her retire­ment in 2007.
Dona was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Tyler, where she was a member of the Evening Circle, sang in the choir, and had served as secretary and vice-president of WELCA. She was part of a bridge club, played piano, liked read­ing and playing golf, where she especially enjoyed the 19th Hole. She loved spending time with friends and family, and having a glass of wine. Dona was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Dona is lovingly remem­bered by her husband Lyle; her children—Doug (Sher­yl) of Buffalo, Wyoming, Lisa (Steve) Steinhouse of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Cheryl (Todd) Neu­berger of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; eight grandchil­dren—Mike (Kari) Han­son, Teresa Hanson, Am­ber (Todd) Meulebroeck, Nathan (Rudi) Neuberger, Matt Steinhouse, Andy Steinhouse, Kaity (Jason) Barker and Karly Neuberg­er; 12 great-grandchil­dren—Conner, McKenzie, Caidynce, Kennedy, Carma, Horizon, Augustine, Dax­ton, Cora, Journey, Jace and Adrianna; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Robert Tripp, sister Mary Johnson, nephew David, and niece Judy.
Blessed be her memory.