Susan Diane (Benke) Hanson

November 19, 1948 ~ May 6, 2020 (age 71)


Susan Diane Hanson, age 71, of Stromsburg, Nebraska, passed away May 6, 2020 at her home in Stromsburg.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 8, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Dubas Funeral Home in Stromsburg. Graveside service will be held Saturday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m. at the Stromsburg Cemetery with Pastor Craig Pinley officiating. Soloist will be Pastor Bob Johnson. Musical selection "In The Garden." Pallbearers will be Hunter Miller, Garrett Miller, Levi Miller, Casey Hanson, Henry Craig, Cory Rucker and Tyler Thelander. Honorary pallbearers will be Kylie Rucker, Kadie Thelander, Ragan Urwin, Bristol Urwin, Kaylen Miller, Zoe Craig, Bentley Rucker, Brenna Rucker and William Craig.
Susan was born November 19, 1948 to Andrew and Nettie (Epp) Benke in York, Nebraska. She attended Bradshaw public school graduating in 1967. Following high school she attended the Hobbs Beauty College in Greeley, Colorado. She worked at the sewing factory in York.
On February 5, 1972 she was united in marriage to Herbert Ellis Hanson at the United Methodist Church in Bradshaw. To this union four children were born. Sue was a homemaker and as her children grew up she became a daycare provider. She later worked as a school cook and during the summers was a cook at Covenant Cedars Bible Camp.
She enjoyed cooking and feeding people, sewing, and playing with grandkids. She was a grandma to all and especially took a liking to kids with an ornery streak.
Survivors include her husband Herb of Stromsburg; one son Scott (Jill) Hanson of Grant, daughters Amy (Grant) Miller of Stromsburg, Tami (Chad) Urwin of Lincoln, Jill (Blake) Craig of Wakefield; twelve grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; special friends Jan Randell and Mark Hanson who have been faithful in visiting Sue throughout her illness; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Nettie Benke; brothers: Carl, Vern and Andy Benke; sisters: Frances Cotner, Hilde Pohl and Darlene Gerrard.
Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements.



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May 8, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dubas Funeral Home
214 Commercial Street
Stromsburg, NE 68666

Graveside Service
May 9, 2020

10:00 AM
Stromsburg Cemetery

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