Funeral Services

  • Irene Wellman
  • Stan Hanson

Irene E Wellman

Irene E. Wellman (Gottschalk)

Age 91 of Anoka, MN entered her heavenly home on Saturday February 11th, 2023.

Preceded in death by her father and mother, brothers, Ernest, Robert, George, and Louis Gottschalk.  She is survived by her sister Clara Larson, her husband Vern of 57 years, her 3 children and their spouses Jon (Lisa) Wellman, Dan (Michelle) Wellman, Tom (Lisa) Wellman.  She immensely enjoyed her 6 grandchildren and spouses Kelsey (Brian), Nick (Erin), Zachary, Megan (Austin), Chandler, Trevor, and her 3 great grandchildren Hunter, Gavin, and Jack.  She also held in her heart Michelle’s children Adam, Jordan (Mackenzie) and their children Jet and Loxley, and Cody (Ashley) as bonus grand/great grandchildren.  Many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Born May 13th, 1931, in Maple Grove to Ludwig and Ethel (Blesi) Gottschalk.  She attended Fish Lake school, then Osseo High School.  She began her first job in 1949 at Kresge in Minneapolis and beginning 1951 worked 15 years at Federal Cartridge in Anoka, 8+ years as secretary to the centerfire plant superintendent.  She agreed to a first date with Vern September 5th, 1964, spending a day at the State Fair and later dinner at Embers!  Her and Vern married June 5th, 1965, and began their journey together, by October of 1965 expecting the arrival of their first child, they agreed that she would stay at home to be a mom. 

A dedicated mother, her sons remember a skilled baker, an excellent cook that never followed a recipe, she delighted in harvesting the fruits from the garden, and enjoyed canning and making preserves.  She enjoyed entertaining and time spent with family and friends, hospitality was a gift she embodied.  Forever the optimist, always rooted for the underdog and enjoyed a lively debate.  She enjoyed the outdoors, camping, and many RV trips traveling though out the United States, including 14 years she and Vern enjoyed as winter Texans. She had a fear of water, but not enough to stop her from climbing into the boat to spend a day fishing.

Irene loved her Mount Olive family and being a part of the Seniors bible study.  Irene loved Jesus and her trust in her Savior was steadfast through all the years of her life. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday February 23rd at 11 am with visitation one hour prior to the service at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 700 Western Street, Anoka. Memorial preferred to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Anoka.

Funeral Service for

Stan Hanson

Funeral will air here LIVE at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 21

Will be available afterwards for about two weeks. 

Obituary for Stan Hanson

JUNE 19, 1937 – FEBRUARY 10, 2023

Prayers of comfort and peace for the family of Stan Hanson who passed away on February 10, 2023. Service information is as follows:

Funeral Service: Tuesday, February 21 at 11:00 AM
Visitation at the church prior to the service:
10:00-11:00 AM

Mount Olive Lutheran Church
700 Western St., Anoka MN 55303

Lunch will be served at Mount Olive following the funeral.

Stanley W. Hanson | Age 85 | Obituary

JUNE 19, 1937 – FEBRUARY 10, 2023

He is survived by a loving wife, two children, three brothers, and countless friends.

Proceeded in death by his parents Henry and Ethel Hanson and his brother Kenny Hanson.

Born in Tyler, MN, Stanley grew up in Anoka, MN where he attended Anoka Senior High. Proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army after graduating. He met with wife Kim while serving in Korea. He enjoyed fishing, puzzles of all kinds but mostly enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and friends.

Our family is grateful to know that Stanley is finally at peace.

Services will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Anoka on February 21 with a Visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM, Funeral service at 11:00 aAM with a luncheon to follow at the church.

He will be laid to rest at Morningside Memorial Gardens.

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