MARYJANE HANSEN

MaryJane Hansen, of Braham, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. She ws 72 years old.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.

A TIME OF VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service.

MaryJane “MJ” Hansen, daughter of Adry and Florence (Snow) McConnell, was born on December 27, 1938 in Fargo, North Dakota. As a child she moved to Minnesota and attended Roosevelt High School. She then moved to Washington, where she worked as a Dump Truck Driver. She remained on the west coast for about 2 years and then returned to Minnesota.

MaryJane was united in marriage to Clifford Hansen on December 31, 1975. Together they have remained in the same house in Braham to this day.

During her life MaryJane was a good cook and for many years she worked at a variety of different places as a cook. Cliff put in a large garden every year and they would can and freeze things for the winter. Sewing and crocheting were hobbies she enjoyed and MaryJane was always willing to help others with mending projects. No job too big or too small.

MaryJane was always very excited about a family get together when she would get to play one of her favorite games, Hand & Foote even when it took hours to play. For many years she did a lot of volunteering at the Braham Moose Lodge, and earlier in her life at the Fridley Moose Lodge. MaryJane’s father had a close connection to the Moose Lodge, which he passed on to MaryJane. She and Cliff enjoyed a good game of horseshoes there during the summer.

When MaryJane was semi-retired, she and Cliff had a camper on Goose Lake. Oh, how she loved the smell of the lake, and the call of the loons. They spent many restful summers there, until her health started to decline and she could no longer go. MaryJane will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

MaryJane is survived by her husband Cliff Hansen; children Charlotte (Steve) Brown of Grasston, John Engholm of Minneapolis, Diana Hansen (Bill Rottschaefer) of St. Paul, Darlene (Jim) Cornell of Braham, and Darrel (Dianna) Hansen of Cambridge; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; siblings Adry Jr. (Joyce) McConnell of Fort Wayne, ID, Joanne Hughes of Broken Arrow, OK, Judy Anderson of Braham, Richard (Susan) McConnell of Las Vegas, NV, and Janice (Dale) Nick of Princeton; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Memorial Service was held on Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham with Pastor Mike Flynn presiding. Music was provided by Marie Grundberg. Honorary Urn Bears were MaryJane’s grandchildren Adam, Danny, Jessica, Jody, Andrew, Jennifer, and Mike.

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