AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Marcia Hanson, of Isanti, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at her home. She was 66 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church (1030 Grand Street, Ogilvie, MN 56358) with Pastor Joe Reed officiating.
VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Marcia Hanson, age 66, died on July 4, 2018 at her home in Isanti, MN after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer.
Marcia was born on May 25, 1952 in Princeton, MN. She grew up on a farm in Ogilvie with her parents and 2 sisters. She graduated from Ogilvie High school and married Wayne Johnson of Mora in 1971. They moved to Isanti in 1974 where they raised their 3 children, Michael, Trisha, and Kristopher. Marcia was a devoted homemaker making homemade costumes, mommy/daughter matching outfits, class treats, birthday cakes, home cooked meals and everything in between until her youngest child entered school. She then attended Anoka Hennepin Technical Institute to obtain her secretarial degree and went on to work for Crawford and Company in St. Paul. After Wayne’s death in 1992, she left Crawford and went back to school to become a Medical Assistant. Shortly after graduating, she was reunited with a high school friend, Richard Hanson. The two were married in 2001 and continued to live in Isanti. They enjoyed fishing, traveling, woodworking and spending time with family.
Marcia was a wickedly talented crafter, making and selling items at several craft shows and shops including Crazy Ladies, The Round Barn, and Vintage Junky. Her children were convinced that if she was ever stuck on a deserted island, she would have the place up and running in no time with her problem solving abilities and many talents. Marcia had a passion for reading and could never keep enough Murder Mysteries on hand. Rich often joked that he needed to sleep with one eye open. She had a green thumb like no other, maintaining a 7,000 square foot garden, and various flowerbeds. Marcia was also an excellent cook and baker. Crowd favorites included her rhubarb pie and potato salad. She was a doting grandmother who could often be found cheering on her grandkids at sporting or other school events.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Wayne Johnson, parents, Howard and Shirley Scheller, and beloved Yorkies, Remington, Samantha, and Abigail.
She is survived by husband Rich; children, Michael (Pam) Johnson, Trisha (Joel) Terhaar, Kristopher Johnson (Betty Lou); stepchildren Bradley (Amanda) Hanson, Lachele (Craig) Puchalski, Jolene (Todd) Cowden; grandchildren, Blake, Brittney, Jackson, Mackenzie, Jayden, Zachary, Landon, Brittany, Jordan, and Gracelyn; honorary grandchildren, Mara, Alyssa and Jacob; sisters, Sharon (Linda) Scheller, and Kay (Neal) Robyn; nieces, Angela and Valerie; nephews, Jacob (Lauren), Thomas, Nicholas, Matthew and Andrew; her puppy Riley and grand-puppy Bentley.