Cecelia Hanson, 80, Bismarck, died Feb. 9, 2019 at her home.
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, with the Rev. Matt Anderson officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck, where a prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.
Cecelia was born Dec. 11, 1938, in Bowman, the daughter of John and Regina (Hirsh) Frank. She attended Star School in Bowman until the eighth grade and worked on the family farm until she moved to Bismarck. Cecelia worked as a housekeeper at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in Bismarck when she met the love of her life, Richard F. Hanson. The couple was married April 28, 1962, and lived on Richard’s family farm northeast of Bismarck. Cecelia and Richard raised four girls on the farm.
During her time on Earth, she did many jobs, mostly housekeeping, and her last job was watching infants at ECLC. Cecelia loved to be outside, camping and fishing with her family and taking vacations to national parks. She was a pool shark back in the day and won many tournaments at the “Last Pocket” billiards bar. Cecelia also loved to bowl and throw horseshoes, winning numerous awards in both. Cecelia and Richard enjoyed woodworking together, working side by side making handmade rocking horses and selling them at craft fairs all over North Dakota, until Richard’s death in 2011.
Cecelia always made time for her four girls and her grandchildren. She was always in the shadows, you knew she was there for support.
Cecelia is survived by her daughters, Charlotte (Deland) Galster, Shirleen Hettich, Shirley Davis (Evan Erickson), and Cindy (Les) Larson; seven grandsons and their wives; two granddaughters; adopted grandson, Daniel Frausto; three great-granddaughters, six great-grandsons; and special family friends, Sue and Zach Caron, Eric Woodcock, and Daniel Steidl.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; one grandson; two sisters; two brothers; and her parents.
Go to www.parkwayfuneral.com to share memories of Cecelia and sign the online guest book.