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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

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M. Hancock webMerie Hancock died on Friday, October 15, 2010 at Grace Point Crossing West Gables in Cambridge. She was 88 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 20th at Hope Lutheran Chruch in Grasston, MN.

VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 AM on Wednesday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at Birchwood Cemetery in Pine City.

Merie Loraine Hancock of Grace Pointe Crossing Nursing Home in Cambridge passed away on Friday, October 15, 2010 at the age of 88 years.
Merie was born at home on August 21, 1922 in Pokegama Township to Alois and Grace Novak. She was the third child along with 5 siblings (three sisters and two brothers).
Being of Christian faith, Merie was baptized as a young girl in the Methodist Church and a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston. When Merie was only 10 years old her mother passed away. She grew up with her father and cared for him until the day he died.
Luverne Hancock came into Merie’s life in 1939 and they were married two years later on May 15th, 1941. To this union five children were born and raised on the family dairy farm near Henriette.
Although Merie never worked outside of her home she was a hardworking woman who enjoyed having a large garden, canning, baking, cooking, sewing and helping othersalways done with a smile! She was active in her church, school and community.
Merie will be remembered for her positive attitude, friendly personality, generous nature and calm demeanor. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Merie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters, one brother, one grandchild and two great -grandchildren. She is survived by one brother, Louis Nelson (Delores) and her five children, Joan Johnson, John Hancock, Steve Hancock (Cheryl), Vicky Tanis, (Will), David Hancock (Dee). Merie is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 20th 2010 at Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston, MN with Rev. Herman Bakker presiding. Casket bearers were Danny Hancock, Joe Tanis, Jason Hancock, Jim Tanis, Eric Hancock, and Caleb Hancock. Interment was in the Birchwood Cemetery in Pine City, MN.


  1. Thank you Mom-Merie for your patience in teaching me to be grateful for the moment we all have right now. To believe in goodness in everyone and to be positive and forward thinking. Your talents didn’t come with a Graduate Degree but you had the gifts of the Master and I will try to remember and duplicate your example …of wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor, friend and my mother-in-law.

  2. Merie was a very neat lady and wonderful friend, who was always there to help with homemakers or knit wits, she will be so missed by so many. It made me feel very sad to know I couldn’t go to her funeral, Don and I were watching our grand kids in Platteville WI, 300 miles away. And could not come home until Thursday eve.

  3. sorry about your loss merie was a nice person and neigbor for many years there are so many memories of her and the family. thank you merie for being apart of my childhood and beyond.

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