Gail L. Hanson

Gail Lee Hanson, 63, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at her home in Sioux Falls, SD after a long battle with cancer.

Gail was born February 17, 1956 at Flandreau, SD to Roger and Doris (Miller) Eide. She received her education in Flandreau, graduating from Flandreau High School in 1974. Gail graduated from DSU in Madison, SD with a BS in education. She attended Southeast Area Vo-Tech in Sioux Falls and graduated in 1979 with an LPN degree. Gail married Larry Hanson at East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls on June 29, 1985. She worked in Flandreau and then in Sioux Falls at Central Plains Clinic, Sioux Valley Hospital and Sanford USD Medical Center for 29 years until retiring in 2012. Her husband preceded her in death on August 11, 2019. Gail was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and her dogs.

Gail is survived by four children: Trevor (Brianne) Norgaard, Kenosha, WI; Lane Mathison, Sioux Falls; Travis (Barb) Hanson, Sioux Falls and Jesse Hanson (Joshua), Estero, FL; four grandchildren: Ayden, Blake, Cullen and Addie; her mother: Doris Eide, Flandreau; her sister: Faye (David) Gilderhus, Humboldt, SD; five sisters-in-law, Sherry (Paul) Phelan, Rapid City; Rosemary (Merle) Jaacks, Flandreau; Michelle Anderson, Lake Madison, SD; Colleen (Larry) Johns, Harrisburg, SD; and Betty Jo (Tim) Nelson, Sioux Falls. Gail was preceded in death by her husband Larry, and father Roger Eide.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Trinity Baptist Church, 2400 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, with burial in Union Cemetery, Flandreau. Visitation is 5:00 – 7:00 pm Monday with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Flandreau. Donations to Feeding South Dakota, 4701 N Westport Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57107.


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