Elwood, Nebraska

Ruth Eileen Hanson, age 92, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at her home in Elwood, Nebraska. She was born on November 25, 1919 in Eustis, Nebraska to Sam & Rebecca (Hermann) Daiss.

She graduated from Eustis High School in 1937. In 1940, she moved to Buhl, Idaho to be near family. On June 7, 1941 she married Lawrence Hanson in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Buhl, Idaho, and became a member of the Catholic faith.

Lawrence entered into service during World War II, and Ruth lived a year in Dayton, Ohio where he was stationed. After he left for overseas duty, she moved to Ogden, Utah and worked at Western Union as a money loan clerk for two years.

Following his discharge in 1945, they moved back to Elwood, Nebraska where they purchased a farm implement dealership. Operating as Hanson Implement, she was the bookkeeper for 17 years. She would also work for the Gosper County ASCS office for 19 years and as secretary for the Elwood High School for 12 years.

She was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church & St. Johnís Altar Society of Smithfield, Nebraska, the Alexis Club, and a 64 year member of American Legion Auxiliary where she was the historian for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lawrence, sisters Lurlie Schroeder Jones, & Norma Jean Hicks, & sister-in-law Mayme Hanson

She is survived by her sons Dennis & Malika Hanson of Boulder City, Nevada

                                            Doug & Jackie Hanson of Hickman, Nebraska

     2 Granddaughters           5 Great Grandchildren   

     2 Step Grandchildren     6 Step-Great Grandchildren

Brother: Al & wife Gladie Daiss of Twin Falls, Idaho

Sister:  Ethel DeWalt of Twin Falls, Idaho

Aunt: Gertie Fox of Elwood, Nebraska

Brother-In-Laws:  Don & wife Phyllis Hanson of Bertrand, Nebraska

                              Robert Hanson of Lexington, Nebraska


Condolences and personal reflections may be left at www.elwoodfuneralhome.com.

Viewing & visitation with family present will be Friday, July 20, 2012 from 5 PM till 8 PM at Elwood Funeral Home, Elwood, Nebraska and prior to the service at the church.

Rosary will be Saturday, July 21, at 9:30 AM at St. Johnís Catholic Church at Smithfield, Nebraska followed by Funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. Johnís Catholic Church at Smithfield, Nebraska with Father Thomas Lux, officiating. Burial will be at the Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Nebraska. Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.