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Mathilda L. 'Tillie' Hanson

Nov. 18, 1910 - Jan. 10, 2008 CANBY -- Mathilda Lydia Williamina Carolina "Tillie" Hanson, 97, of Canby died Thursday at the Senior Haven Nursing Home in Canby. The service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Canby. Buria...

Nov. 18, 1910 - Jan. 10, 2008

CANBY -- Mathilda Lydia Williamina Carolina "Tillie" Hanson, 97, of Canby died Thursday at the Senior Haven Nursing Home in Canby.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Canby. Burial will be at the Canby City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m., at Birk Funeral Home in Canby and for one hour prior to the service Sunday at the church.

She was born Nov. 18, 1910, in Oshkosh Township, Yellow Medicine County, to Herman and Amelia (Jants) Ochsendorf. She attended District 41 in rural Canby until the eighth grade. She helped on the farm.

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She married Erland Hanson on March 8, 1939, in rural Canby. In the late 1950s, they lived in Madison and she worked as a caregiver at the Madison Lutheran Home. They moved to Canby and she worked at the Canby Hospital as a nurse's aide. For many years, she housed teachers and vo-tech students.

She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. She was a past longtime member of the Florida Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her three children: Wanda (and Adrian) Hemish of Canby, Lorraine (and John) Hoffman of Bloomington, and Myron "Mike" (and Karen) Hanson of Willmar; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and five siblings: Elsie Hansen, Burnetta (and Orven) Hendrickson, Erlin (and Angie) Ochsendorf, Emily Hansen, and Herman (and Mavis) Ochsendorf.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1973, a grandson, four sisters and three brothers.

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