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Frances L. Hanson

July 23, 1927 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 89)

Frances L. Hanson, age 89, of Viroqua, passed away at the Vernon Memorial Hospital surrounded by family as a result of pneumonia. She was born on July 23rd, 1927 to Lee and Tilly Dahl. On October 14th, 1946, she married Jacob “Jake” Hanson. She worked at the tobacco warehouse and later worked at the Schultz Bros for 30+ years. Everyone knew her and liked to call her “Candy Girl”, she always gave a little extra candy to her customers. She thoroughly loved music, she would sing and remember all the words. She also loved to play cards and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by so many, and will be deeply missed.

            She is survived by her children, Wendell (Alda) Hanson, Chuck (DeeDee) Hanson, and Joyce (John) Krause; Siblings, Janice (Gale) Olson, Odean (Lois) Dahl, Wencel (Carol) Dahl; she is survived by 10 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many other family and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake; Daughter-in-Laws, Cheryl and Sandy; and siblings, Lester, Arden, Wayne, and Vernon Dahl, and Beatrice Tallackson, as well as other family and friends.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua at 11 a.m. with Pastor Pete Beckstrand officiating. Burial will take place in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Family and friends may call after 10 am until the time of the service. Online condolences may be left at

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