Fern Mae Hanson, 89, of Winona, died Friday, December 6, 2013, at Lake Winona Manor.
Fern, an only child and lifelong Winona resident, was born June 17, 1924, to Helen Rank. She was an honest, hardworking, and strong-minded woman. Fern worked in the manufacturing department for Northwest Glove and later Stott & Son. She later worked in the housekeeping department at Holiday Inn. Fern was a longtime member of St. Martinís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winona.
Fern is survived by her son, Wayne (Carol) Hanson of Minnesota City and grandson, Timothy (Catherine Ellingson) Hanson of South St. Paul. She was preceded in death by her mother.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday December 9, 2013, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview, with visitation one hour prior. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
The family prefers memorials be directed to Winona Area Hospice.
Please share a memory of Fern with her family and sign the online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.