On Sunday, October 25th, Ila Jean (Robinson) Hanson, an admired wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away at the age of 77.
Born August 7th, 1943, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, she lived a life full of creativity, passion and above all a love for caring for those around her. Upon graduating from Thief River Falls Lincoln High School in 1961, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she met her soulmate and love of her life. Their love was simple and pure and would go on to serve as a beautiful example of marriage and devotion for their three children and many grandchildren.
Throughout her life, her love of gardening and beautiful things prevailed. In 1977 she opened Hanson’s Flower Shop and even beyond her time as a business owner, continued to share her passion for flowers with others. Best known for her creativity and crafts, she will be remembered through the many quilts, clothing and various sewing projects scattered across the country that were purposefully and lovingly made with loved ones in mind.
She had a smile that was both contagious and perpetual and gave unwavering love and support to anyone who needed it. Her legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren, who embody her strong-willed, silly and thoughtful personality and her dedication to family and a life of joy.
Ila is survived by her husband Luther Hanson of Lawrence, KS; her daughter Deanna Hanson Abromeit and husband Derrick of Lawrence, KS; her sons Andrew Hanson and wife Emily of Wellsville, Kansas and Bradley Hanson of Mondovi, WI; her sister Linda Sutch and husband James of International Falls, MN; her brother James Robinson and wife Carol of Grandbury, TX and her eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents Durlyn and Mildred Robinson, brother Glen Robinson and nephew Adam Sutch.
Halloween was Ila’s favorite holiday and, fittingly, her life will be celebrated with immediate family this Saturday, October 31st, 2:00 p.m. Due to current circumstances, the service will be live streamed on Zoom at https://kansas.zoom.us/j/6258758861. A recording of the service will be made available at https://youtube.com/user/hansonabromeit. In lieu of gifts, the family requests that donations be made to healthwellfoundation.org (cancer related behavioral health fund).
Messages & Condolences
Will miss her smile
The service was beautiful. Both me and mom were able to watch it. Ila was a wonderful niece to my mom and a wonderful cousin to me. Ila will be missed.
My sympathy to the Hanson family. Ila was full of love and creativity. She left us way too soon. The tribute her was so very well written and true!
Ila was so very special to me. I will have wonderful memories of all the time we spent together and the many laughs we had. She will always be in my heart.
Sending our sincere sympathy to Luther, the Hanson and Hanson-Abromeit families. We truly feel your loss. Ila, we’ll see you again in the hereafter.
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We will all miss Ila so much. A great niece cousin and friend.
Sending you all my love, hugs and condolences. Heaven has gained another angel. I know Aunt Ila, Mavis and my Mom are already laughing and catching up. ❤️
Ila will be greatly missed by our family. We remember her smile, her giggle and her caring. May you find comfort knowing she is in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior.
I am a recipient of Ila’s love and creativity. Her sunny (and sometimes mischievous) smile as well as her welcoming spirit remain with me. I always loved who I was in her presence.
What a loss to the world and to her friends. She was a beautiful spirit among us.
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