Cheryl J. Hanson


Funeral services for Cheryl J. Hanson, 84, of Estherville, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Estherville Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Tim Johnson officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Estherville Lutheran Cemetery, Estherville. She passed away on May 10, 2023 at Good Samaritan Society of Estherville.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Cheryl Jean Fischer Hanson, daughter of Cyril and Vera (Anderson) Fischer, was born on October 12, 1938, in Kossuth County, Iowa.

The Fischer family moved to a farm in Emmet County when she was 2 months old. Cheryl grew up in Emmet County and received her education in Estherville, graduating from Estherville High School - Class of 1956.

On August 18, 1957, she was united in marriage to E. Romain Hanson at the Estherville Lutheran Church. Following their marriage, they made their home in Estherville. The couple celebrated 55 years of marriage before Romain’s death in 2013.

Cheryl was secretary at the Estherville Lutheran Church from 1957-1958 and 1960-1962. Cheryl had a drapery and sewing shop in her home.

Cheryl enjoyed antique cars, quilting, gardening, flowers, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church and did volunteer work there. She was quilting chairman for 25 years, a member of the antique auto club, and historical society.

Left to cherish Cheryl’s memory are her daughter, Roxanne (Lyle) Hevern, grandchildren, Adam and Alex Hevern and Allison (Brady) Hoogendoorn and two sisters.

She has been preceded in death by her husband E. Romain Hanson, son Marcus Hanson, granddaughter, Ashley Hevern, parents, Cyril and Vera (Anderson) Fischer, a brother and a sister.