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“Melvina was a awesome lady! I managed the West branch McDonald's.hard working. She will be missed ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: lisa SEDLACEK - Iowa city, IA

At our Mother's Day tea.  Sweet sweet Melvina!  “Melvina always made me smile. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Dawn - Washington, IA - friend

“my condolences to the Hanson family My wife was resident same time as Mel judy so enjoyed her company ”
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“To the Hanson family- so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts are with you. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sue Clements - Iowa City, IA

“I am sorry to hear of the passing of Melvina. My condolences to all her family members. Tom Skaja ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Thomas Skaja - Edina, MN

“I was so sorry to hear of Melvinas passing. My mother is also a resident at WIndmill, and during my visits I would always enjoy...Read More ยป
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Melvina P. Hanson, 83, formerly of the Iowa City, Solon, and West Branch area, died Monday, February 11, 2013, at Windmill Manor Care Center in Coralville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be after 9am Thursday until services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be given in her memory to Hospice. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Melvina Pearl Hanson was born August 25, 1929, in Ringsted, Iowa, the daughter of Sebo and Sylvia (McLaughlin) Behrends. She was united in marriage to Carl W. "Bill" Hanson on January 19, 1947. For a number of years the couple farmed near Ringsted until moving to the Iowa City area where Melvina cared for her family, worked for the University of Iowa, and later while living in West Branch worked for Caseys and McDonalds there. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and VFW Post No. 3949.

Her family includes her children, Roger (Karma) Hanson of Washington, IA; Donna (John) Erickson of Minneapolis, MN; Rodney (Ileen) Hanson of Atalissa; Russell (Connie) Hanson of Iowa City; Randy (Donna Henry) Hanson of Cedar Rapids; Ray (Debbie) Hanson of Hills; and Darla Blair of Iowa City; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister, Edna and daughter-in-law, Rhonda Hanson.

Melvina was preceded in death by her son, Richard "Dick" Hanson; grandson, Jeremy; and her former husband, Bill.