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Mabel G. Hanson Sept. 26, 1917 - May 4, 2009

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Mabel Geneva Hanson, 91, of Billings, Mont., died Monday in Billings.

She will be buried in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo.

She was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Montevideo to Gustav and Minnie (Kleven) Bakkelund.

She married Clarence Hanson in 1939 and they moved to Montana where they owned and operated an International Harvester dealership. In 1968, they retired to Absarokee, Mont., and, in 1977, she moved to Billings.

She is survived by four daughters: Constance (and Richard) Krogedal, Dianne Hanson and Catherine Collins, all of Billings, and Venne (and David) Peterson of Roundup, Mont.; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and her sister: Marjorie (and Ken) Keller of Milbank, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1977, one brother and one sister.