Joyce Katherine Hanson


September 4, 1925 - September 14, 2015



Joyce Katherine Hanson was born September 4, 1925 at Plankinton, SD to Joseph and Katherine (Wengler) Bauer. She grew up at Plankinton and graduated from high school there.  On May 1, 1962 she married Rew Van Hanson at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. To this union was born 3 sons.  Joyce was employed by various Abstract Companies and with the Registrar of Deeds offices in Plankinton, Mitchell and Pierre. In later years worked with the Crisis Center in Pierre where she continued her lifelong quest of helping people. She had been a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pierre and Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell.

Grateful for having shared her life are her three sons: Terry (Tammy) Hanson of Mitchell, Todd (Twyla) Hanson of Pierre and Troy Hanson of Sioux Falls, 2 granddaughters: Lindi (Nelson) Rauscher and Larissa Hanson, 4 Grandsons: Shawn Nelson, Tanner Kromerek, Tyree Millin, and Isaac Hanson, two great grandsons: Parker and Kade Rauscher, one great granddaughter: Kennedy Kromerek, Sister-in Law: Nancy Bauer, Nieces: Judy (Budde) Brisbine,  Cindy (Bauer) Pfluger,  Cathy (Bauer) Maley, Linda (Bauer) Grimm, Tamala Bauer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rew, sister, Marie Budde, brother, Eddie Bauer and niece, Kay Olinger.




Wednesday, September 16, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saint John's Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 6:30 PM
Plankinton, South Dakota


Thursday, September 17, 2015
10:30 AM
Saint John's Catholic Church
Plankinton, South Dakota


Mizpah Cemetery
Plankinton, South Dakota

Posted by Fr. Bob Lacey on October 15, 2015
Dear Terry, Troy, and Todd: Be assured of my prayers as the Lord draws you deeper into his peace, just as he wept at the Grave of Lazarus, he will bring you, too, to laughter at His resurrection!
Posted by Lacey Boxley on September 17, 2015
Joyce was a beautiful lady with a heart of gold. Her spunky personality always lit up the room. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Kristy Dozier on September 17, 2015
I am sorry to hear of Joyce's passing......She was a beautiful lady and I am proud to say that I was lucky to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Posted by Cheryl hauck on September 16, 2015
She lived a beautiful life. Always so kind to us little ones going up across the street in Pierre her. The Fields' family
Posted by Kaye, Jeff Friman & Linda on September 16, 2015
Terry, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family during this difficult time.
Posted by Steve, Renee and Kalen Maruska on September 15, 2015
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Hanson family for the loss of your mother. She was a truly wonderful person.
Posted by Dawna Leitzke on September 15, 2015
Terry, Todd and the entire Hanson family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your mom. May the many wonderful memories and love of your amazing mother comfort you. She was truly special.
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