Funeral service for Ruth Hanson of Ayrshire was held Sunday, Sept. 2, at the United Methodist Church in Ayrshire. The Rev. Roger Maize officiated. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Ann Hanson, daughter of Lester and Maurine (Gravlund) Kathman, was born Oct. 18, 1943, in Emmetsburg.
On Jan. 28, 1962, Ruth was united in marriage to Ron Hanson in Ayrshire. To this union five children were born.
Ruth was employed as a C.N.A. for 27 years at Regency Park of Jefferson. She and Ron later moved to Ayrshire, where Ruth was active with Dinner Date.
Ruth passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at the Muse Norris Hospice Unit in Mason City, at the age of 68.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robert Hanson; daughter-in-law, Lisa Hanson; brothers, Bill, Michael, Delbert, and Marlow; and sisters-in-law, Sondra and Mary.
She is survived by her husband, Ron of Ayrshire; her children, Rick Hanson of Clinton, OK, Rodney Hanson of Fort Dodge, Rusty (Kari) Hanson of Churdan and Rex (Emilie) Hanson of Carroll; 11 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Jerry (Annette) Kathman of Ayrshire, Roger (Carol) Kathman of Spencer; sisters, Janice (Larry) Wallace of Emmetsburg, Debra (Gene) McGuire of Spencer, and Donna Peterson of Spencer; nieces and nephews; other survivors include siblings, Randy (Bev); Arlis, Marylis (Larry), Val and LuAnn (Joe); and sisters-in-law, Linda and Deb.
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