Ruth Eileen Hanson, 92, died Wednesday, July 18th, 2012, at her home in Elwood, Nebraska. She was born on November 25th, 1919, in Eustis, Nebraska, to Sam and Rebecca (Hermann) Daiss.
She was made a child of God through the sacrament of Holy Baptism and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She graduated from Eustis High School in 1937. In 1940, she moved to Buhl, Idaho, to be near family. On June 7th, 1941, she married Lawrence Hanson in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Buhl, Idaho and became a member of the Catholic faith.
They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2001. They made annual trips to visit family in Idaho. They spent many months in Florida, Austin, Texas and Boulder City, Nevada visiting their son Dennis.
Lawrence entered into service during World War II, and Ruth lived a year in Dayton, Ohio where he was stationed. After he left for overseas duty, she moved to Ogden, Utah and worked at Western Union as a money loan clerk for two years.
Following his discharge in 1945, they moved back to Elwood, Nebraska, where they purchased a farm implement dealership. Operating as Hanson Implement, she was the bookkeeper for 17 years. She would also work for the Gosper County ASCS office for 19 years and as secretary for the Elwood High School for 12 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lawrence, sisters Lurlie Schroeder Jones and Norma Jean Hicks and sister-in-law Mayme Hanson.
She is survived by her sons Dennis and Malika Hanson of Boulder City, Nevada; Doug and Jackie Hanson of Hickman, Nebraska; granddaughters: Corrin and Andy Weekly, Kim and Mike Fredenburg; great-grandchildren: Emma, Lawson and Maddox Weekly, Greely and Kaden Fredenburg; step-grandchildren: Duane and Lori Cambra, Chris and Carol Cambra, step-great-grandchildren: Leila, Stacy, Caitlyn Cheyenne, Caison, Chaniya; brother: Al and Gladie Daiss of Twin Falls, Idaho; sister: Ethel DeWalt of Twin Falls, Idaho; aunt: Gertie Fox of Elwood; brother-in-laws: Don and Phyllis Hanson of Bertrand, Nebraska, Robert Hanson of Lexington, Nebraska.
Burial was at the Elwood Cemetery. Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska was in charge of the arrangements.