Genevieve Arline (Hanson) Brown, 93, passed away on October 30, 2019, after a short illness at her home in Princeton, Minnesota. Gen was born on April 13, 1926, to Emily (Tucker) Hanson and Tedeman Hanson in Irving Wisconsin. Services provided by Riley Funeral home in Chatfield Minnesota at 1 PM Saturday, November 16, 2019, with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial in the Chatfield Cemetery with her Husband.
Gen was the second youngest of 9 children. She was preceded in death by 7 siblings, (Tedeman Jr, Leona Clausen, Everett Hanson, Thelma Bunderson, Kathryn Ranten, Charles Hanson, and Valerie Zeman, her Husband Warren, Daughter Sandra Benham, and one Granddaughter Denise Marie Brown. She is survived by her son Dennis (Donna) Brown; one brother Henry Hanson; and two sister in-laws Alice Hanson, and Lorraine Hanson.
After graduation, she worked as a Conductorette on the Minneapolis street car lines where she met the love of her life and husband, Warren Earl Brown of Chatfield, Mn. They were married at the Little Norway Lutheran Church in Albion, Wisconsin on April 05, 1947. After moving to the family farm with Warren’s parents near Chatfield, they raised two children, Sandra, and Dennis.
Along with being a housewife and mother, Gen was employed by the Chosen Valley High
school as head cook until they moved to Loveland, Colorado in 1970, where they opened a business selling
their hobbies of antiques and coins along with being employed as head cook at the Front Range
Community College in Fort Collins, Co., and a local nursing home.
After retirement, they moved to Omaha, Nebraska to be closer to their Son and Daughter in Law.
Warren Passed away in 2006, and Gen remained there until she moved with her Son and daughter in
Law to Princeton, MN to be closer to her Great Grand Children in Maple Grove Minnesota
She was a kind and loving soul who and will surely be missed by all that knew her.
May she rest in peace.
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