Hanson descendants gather for annual reunion A family reunion of descendants of the late Hans P. and Anne Marie Hansen gathered at the Senior Center in Vemillion, June 19.
Hans and Anne's eight children are deceased so the gathering consisted of cousins and their families. Kay Brock of Canton, and Judy Nelson of Redwing, MN, planned the reunion.
A noon meal was catered by Hy-Vee.
After the meal, several family members told of their connection to the family tree and shared memories of years gone by. Many expressed gratitude for their Christian heritage. This was followed by a time of singing led by Judy Nelson.
Of course, to make the Scandinavian get-together official, coffee and dessert were served. The remainder of the afternoon was spent singing, visiting and taking photos.
Those attending were:
Jean (Hansen) and Lyle Burgess, Wilmette, IL; Adele (Hansen) and Oscar Jackson, Alcester; Daryl Jackson, New Philadelphia, OH; Jerry and Susan Jackson, Minneapolis, MN; Sharon Jackson, Minneapolis, MN; Becky (Jackson) Schmidt, Taylor and Lauren Duluth, MN; Kay (Jackson) and Dexter Brock, Canton; Leone (Lawrensen) Christopherson, Vermillion; Anna Lawrensen, Vermillion; Carol (Lawrensen) Nixon and Mike, Maple Plain, MN; Sandra Lawrensen, San Diego, CA; Fern (Ellison) and Harold Ersland, Sioux Falls; Phyllis (Ellison) and Marvin Johnson, Sioux Falls; Carroll Hansen, Beresford; Susan (Frieberg) Jensen, Beresford; Eldon Hansen, Vermillion; Donna (Hansen) Dean, Wessington; Philip and Nancy Hansen, Norwalk, IA; Judy (Hansen) and Al Nelson, Redwing, MN; Alice Hansen, Sioux Falls; Peter and Soni Hansen, Kirsten and Katie, Clive, IA; and Dorothy (Hansen) and Bob Mandsager, Marshalltown, IA.