Spring Valley Sun, Mar. 7, 1935, p. 8 col. 6
Mrs. Anna Hanson
Anna Folden was born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Folden April 30, 1858, in Foldalen, Norway. In 1880 she came to America and on Oct. 17 of the same year she married Hans P. Hanson, of Spring Lake.
For four years following their marriage the young couple made their home with the groomÂ’s parents. In 1885 they moved onto the Ole Gardner farm (now occupied by the Albert M. Nelson family) which Mr. Hanson had bought. After residing there for 20 years they moved to Spring Valley, which has since been their home.Eleven children were born to them -five sons and six daughters nine of whom are Living: Peter of Spring Valley, Marie (Mrs.Raymond Fischbach) of Manteca, Calif., Gena (Mrs. Neal McGuire) of Berkeley, Calif., Clara (Mrs. Lacon Case) of Ft. Bliss Texas, Emma (Mrs. Frank Schad) of Heron Lake, Minn., Herman, William, and Lillian, all of Minneapolis, and Oliver, of Aberdeen, S.D. A son and a daughter died in infancy.
For ten years or more Mrs. Hanson has been in declining health; seven years ago she had a stroke and she has since been confined to her home. The last years she was only able to move about by the aid of a wheeled chair. Shortly after New Year s her condition took a decided turn for the worse and she was forced to take to her bed. After lying in a coma two days she died Saturday, Feb. 23.
Funeral was held from the home and the Spring Lake church Feb. 27, Rev. Berven officiating. Special singing at. the church was furnished by the Spring Lake choir. The funeral was attended by a large number from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Heron lake, Minn., Aberdeen, S. D., Rock Elm, Spring Valley, Glenwood City, Emerald and Spring Lake.
Burial was made in the Spring Lake cemetery.
Besides her husband and children all of whom (with the exception of her three daughters in California and Texas) attended the funeral. She is survived by 11 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren, also by an older brother, Haakon Folden, in Norway. A younger brother, Peter Fo1den of Spring Lake, died in 1933.
Mrs. HansonÂ’s death has left an aching void in the hearts of her loved ones. Her life was adorned by many beautiful Christian virtues. In her death the Spring Lake congregation and the Ladies Aid have lost a most faithful and loyal member. As a tribute to the memory of their beloved mother, her sons and daughters made a gift of $50 to the Spring Lake Ladies Aid and $5 to the church choir. The Ladies Aid also made a gift of $5 to the missions of the Lutheran church. Another gift of $5 in her memory was made by her husband to radio station WCAL, which through the broadcasting of its Norwegian services brought comfort to her when she was unable to attend services. Memorial gifts to missions, the Old PeopleÂ’s Homes at Wittenberg and Stoughton, the Spring Lake church and WCAL were also made by Miss Josie Banks, Mrs. Peter Folden and family, Mrs. A. Beck and family, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. David J. Neilson of Oxford, Mrs. Lena Hanson, Mrs. Margaret Geving, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hendrickson and family, Mrs. Regina Frisvold, Mr. and Mrs. Harry W, Koehler and family, Mrs. Gena Holerud and family, Mrs. Hannah Krellwitz, George Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Ole P. Hanson and family, Mr. and Mrs Helmer Hanson and family, Mrs. Thron Anderson, Hans and Mary Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. J. Jacobson and daughter Ida, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Jacobson, Milton Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Nelson and Mrs. Gertrude Stein.
Contributed by Joe Waddell