AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Carol I. Hanson , of McGrath, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at her home. She was 77 years old.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16th at the home of Frankie Lucking (2726 Lyndale Street, Mora, MN 55051).
Carol Irene Hanson, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at her home in McGrath, MN surround by her family. She was 77 years old.
Carol was born December 27, 1941 to Earl Marvin and Irene Cylvia (Johnson) Iler in Lansing, Michigan. Carol’s father was a steelworker in Michigan, but shortly after she was born the family moved to Bock, Minnesota. The eldest of five children, Carol was often responsible for looking after her younger siblings. Carol attended Milaca Schools and graduated in 1960. Carol worked for the family poultry business when she met and married Ted Hanson. They bought a farm in Mora. Their son “Teddy” was born and three years later son Scot, who passed away at only four months old. Carol continued to run the family poultry business until her last days and will always be known by all as “The Chicken Lady”. Carol’s accomplishments were unending in her amazing life and she excelled in doing things to her top-notch standards. Carol was the first woman to obtain her commercial CDL license from the truck driving school in North Dakota.
Her passion for horses never diminished over the years and they always remained a huge part of her life. Carol loved animals and had the most extreme varieties like, monkeys, peacocks, llamas, ostriches, deer, potbellied pigs, and countless others. Carol loved her music and could dance like a star! She always had the coffee pot going and enjoyed visits from her many friends. Carol enjoyed the outdoors and was an excellent shot with her 30-30. She spent all the time she could with her animals on the farm and had a tremendous knack for wheeling and dealing.
She had a natural caregiving personality and she opened her home for adult foster care, caring for countless residents for over 35 years. The most important thing to Carol was her family. She taught us all so many things and her love for her family was unending. While it is hard to say goodbye to the most amazing woman we have known, we all know she is now at peace and riding her beloved Champ to the heavens.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother Earl and Irene; husband Ted; son Scot; brother-in-law Jack Lucking; sisters-in-law Carol Anne Iler and JoAnn Iler; plus many aunts and uncles.
She is survived by life partner Mark Hjort; son Ted (Carrie) Hanson; grandchildren, Sylvia, Lance and Scott Hanson, Brandy (Kyle) Eby; great grandchildren, Braxton and Kaydence all of McGrath; sisters, Judy Lucking of Mora and Billie Iler of Brainerd; brothers, Marvin Iler of Bock and Earl Iler of Foreston; many nieces, nephews and friends; plus her beloved dog Chevy and all her animals.