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Geraldine Marie Hanks

09/23/1950 - 03/24/2019

Geraldine M. Hanks, 68, of Tower, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. Visitation will begin Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Vermilion Wellness Center at 6:00 pm. Services will be held Friday, March 29, 2019 at Nett Lake Government Center at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Kevin Land will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Geraldine Marie Hanks was born September 23, 1950 in Cook to Frank and Evelyn (Porter) Dupree. She was united in marriage to Eugene “Gene” Hanks on November 17, 1979 in Minneapolis.

She enjoyed traveling, gardening, pow wows, music, dancing, and going to the casino. She loved being with her great grandchildren and having family get togethers and catching up.

She is survived by her husband, Gene; daughters, Christina (Gary Boshey) and Naomi (David Medicine); son, Alan Sam; sister, Cathy Johnson; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 2 twin sons; her parents; sisters, Vivian Buckanaga and Donna Dupree; brothers, Alvin, Francis, and Terry Dupree.

8 thoughts on “Geraldine Marie Hanks”

  1. melvin lawerence hunt says:

    with fondest of memories to you and your family, farewell and have a wonderful journey from all the Hunt’s in Onigum

  2. Cheryl kellems says:

    Sorry for your loss. Auntie will be missed dearly.

  3. Barb Paquette says:

    As time goes by, I know my memories of Geraldine will bring me joy, as I hope they will also for all her family and many, many friends. But, for now, I want to express my condolences to her devoted family-realizing what a treasure you’ve lost. Geraldine was one of the good ones.

  4. Patti and Dick Wilkie says:

    Gene, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Geraldine. It was a pleasure to work with her and she always made me feel welcome whenever we would go to Vermilion. She was a very friendly lady with a big heart. Prayers for you and the rest of the family. We will have a Mass celebrated here for her.

  5. So sorry to the Hank’s family on their loss of Geraldine. I have missed her at the Center the past few years when I’ve gone to get my netting permit but was very happy for her retirement. She certainly deserved it! May she now Rest In Peace and and hit that jackpot on the other side!

  6. Laura Ferwalt says:

    A pillar of the community. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her whole family. Your family will be in my prayers.

  7. Nestassja says:

    Gramz I will miss you dearly and I am sorry for my absence when u only asked of me to to be there for you. I love you and I am proud that u raised me to the woman I am today. I know you are in a better place and I’ll see u again. I miss you so much momma.

    To those I love and those who love me
    While I am gone release me, let me go
    I have so many things to see and do.
    You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears.
    Be happy that we had so many beautiful years.
    I gave you my love. You can only guess how much u gave to me in happiness.
    I thank you for the love you each have shown.
    But now it’s time I traveled on alone.
    To grieve for me awhile if grieve you must.
    Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
    It’s only awhile that we must part, to bless the memories within your heart.
    I won’t be far away, for life goes on, so if u need me, call and I will come, though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near.
    And if you listen with your heart,
    You’ll hear all my love around you soft and clear,
    And then when you must come this way alone,
    I’ll greet you with a smile and say….
    “Welcome home”

  8. Darlene Sabherwal says:

    I miss you so much my sis. I know you are in a much better place and out of your pain and suffering. We will see each other in years to come. I miss you and know you are in the happy hunting ground where I look forward to joining you some day. I will always think of you, miss you and know that some day we see each other again. In rememberance of our love for each and families I stand by until we are together again. Love your sister, Darlene

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03/29/2019 at 11:00 am
Nett Lake Government Center

Visitation begins at Th 3/28/19 Vermilion Wellness Center 6:00 pm Fr 3/29/2019 Nett Lake Government Center 10:00 am