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Maryellen Hanson

03/16/1945 - 04/02/2022

Maryellen Hanson, 77, passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was affectionately known as Mellen by many, a nickname given to her by her great nephew Bo. Maryellen was born on March 16, 1945 in Chicago, IL to Frank and Millie (Heaton) Gilmartin. She was married to the love of her life, Gordon Hanson, on December 20, 1994. Maryellen and Gordon shared a wonderful forty years together. They enjoyed racing at Brainerd International Raceway and fishing. Maryellen also enjoyed spending time in her garden, baking cookies and cooking large holiday meals. For many years, she held a large annual garage sale with family and friends. Maryellen worked at Village Inn for over twenty years before retiring. Maryellen is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Dolores and her brother Joe. Maryellen is survived by her husband, Gordon; four sons: Dennis, Mike, John and Chris (Jessica); grandchildren: Emily, Kirsten, Nick, Connor and Natalie; great grandchildren: Bailey, Odin and Rita; her brother Bill (Barbara) Gilmartin; numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date.

6 thoughts on “Maryellen Hanson”

  1. Andy LaBarge says:

    So sorry to the family’s loss. I bought a camper from Marryellen and Gordy. Such good genuine nice people. RIP Marryellen. Watch over your beloved family and guide them through the grieving process.

  2. Heather Larson says:

    Gordy and family! We are so saddened to hear of Maryellen’s passing-our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Cherishing our memories at BIR and those from long ago at the Holiday Inn!
    Love and hugs!
    Bryan and Heather Larson

  3. Deb schallert says:

    She was an amazing person and aunt. She was so loved by many. She will be missed. But our precious memories will always keep her close to us.

  4. Linnea Stewart says:

    Enjoyed all the years I worked with Maryellen at Village Inn. We had some great times! RIP my dear friend! My condolences to Gordy and all of the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. Clyde E Kostrzewski. and Norie says:

    Prayers for the Family

  6. Luann Mcglynn says:

    Prayers for the family and loved ones. Luann and Kendall Mcglynn

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