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    Thief River Falls - Elizabeth “Betty” Hanson, 87, of Thief River Falls, died on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at the Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls.  
    Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 20 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thief River Falls, with Father Rick Lambert presiding. Casket bearers included Chad Hanson, Jason Hanson, Josh Koop, Brian Jung, Brian Kelly and Darin Kelly. Interment was held at St. Bernard’s Cemetery.  
    Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Webskowski was born on Nov. 9, 1924, the daughter of John and Mary (Hoffke) Webskowski in Thief River Falls. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith. She attended school in Thief River Falls and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943.  
    She married Daniel Robert Hanson on Nov. 5, 1946, in Thief River Falls. To this union, three children were born: Jerry, Michael and Sherry. She worked at Woolworth’s as a young woman. She worked alongside her husband Danny at their grocery stores at Danny’s St. Paul Grocery and Danny’s Eastside Superette from 1954 to 1978. Betty later worked at CNC in the activities department. Daniel passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31, 1989.
    Family and grandchildren were the first and foremost for Betty. She kept up with the grandkids sporting events and activities. She made lots of crafts and ceramics. She belonged to the VFW Auxiliary and was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.  She enjoyed gardening with her husband Danny.  Betty also enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino.
    Betty is survived by her three children:  Jerry (Karin) Hanson, Thief River Falls, Michael Hanson, Grygla, Sherry (Tom) Koop, Thief River Falls; six grandchildren: Chad (Kari Zenzen) Hanson, Jason (Erica) Hanson, Heather (Brian) Jung, Kelly Hanson, Josh Koop, Kaylee Koop; one great-granddaughter, Lia Hanson, and several nieces and nephews.   
    She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Allie Webskowski, Wilfred “Bud” Webskowski; and one sister, Dorothy “Dutchy” Kelly.
    Family condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.  
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