Marie H. Hanson, 93, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Plymouth Care Center.

Marie was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Alpha, Mich., daughter of Carl and Olga (Hakansson) Kasten. She was a 1937 graduate of Florence High School in Florence, Wis.

On Sept. 10, 1938, she married Clifford Hanson in Sheboygan. Clifford passed away March 4, 1994.

Marie was employed as a nurse’s aide at Sunny Ridge Health Care Center for 16 years retiring in 1986.

Marie was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Waldo, where she was active in the Ladies Aid.

She loved spending summers at the family farm in Florence, where she was born and raised. Some of Marie’s lifetime joys were meeting her relatives from Sweden who visited the family farm in 1981, as well as the family reunion she attended in Sweden in 1988. Marie also enjoyed sewing and gardening.

Marie is survived by her two sons, Cliff (Joan) Hanson of Sheboygan and Curtis (Pat) Hanson of Brightwood, Va.; one granddaughter, Heather (Joe) Leibham of Sheboygan; three great-grandchildren, Andrew, William and Lucy Marie Leibham; and one sister, Grace Goff of Garden City, Mich. Marie is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her relatives in Sweden.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Clifford; her parents; and seven siblings, Charlotte Miller, Conrad Kasten, Doris Taft, Mildred Noyes, Henry Kasten, Ann Novak and Marjorie Meyer.

Funeral services to celebrate Marie’s life will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls with the Rev. Frederick Jabs officiating. Interment will take place in Commonwealth Cemetery in Florence at a later date.

Relatives and friends may greet Marie’s family from 4 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

A memorial fund has been established in Marie’s name for St. Thomas Lutheran Church Building Fund and Student Aid.

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The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Marie’s family with arrangements.

Marie’s family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Plymouth Care Center and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.

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