Ruth Margaret Carlson Hansen, 90, of Bay Lake died December 18, 2018 at Aicota Health Care in Aitkin. Ruth was born in Chicago, Illinois to Andrew and Anna (Hultgren) Carlson. Ruth graduated from Crosby-Ironton High School and Miss Woods Training School for Teachers of Young Children. She taught in Perham, White Bear, and Minneapolis. She married Curtis Hansen on June 6, 1953. Ruth was a Cub Scout and Brownie Leader in Minneapolis. Ruth and Curt operated Hansen's Store on Bay Lake. Ruth served on the Board of the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, was a past member of the Deerwood Lakes Lions, and was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Alan, and husband, Curt. She is survived by brother, Don (Mary) Carlson, daughters, Lynn Hansen and Diane (Greg) Meyer, and son, Dean (Nancy) Hansen; grandchildren, Kellee (Robert) Rossina, Michael Hansen, Kate (Tyler) Hurd, Jeff Hansen, Nikki (Ryan) Williams, and Stephanie Hansen; great grandchildren, "KJ" Jackson-Rossina and Levy Rossina, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 1 PM at Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood. Visitation at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby on Friday, December 21 from 5 PM to 8 PM and one hour before the service on Saturday. A celebration of Ruth's life after the visitation on Friday at Lonesome Pine. Memorials preferred.