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Darlene Jackson Hanson

August 31, 1944 ~ August 17, 2022 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Darlene Hanson Obituary

Darlene Jackson Hanson died August 17th, 2022 surrounded by friends and family at her home in Edgeley, ND.

Darlene M. (Hartman) Jackson Hanson was born August 31, 1944 to Arthur W. and Adeline (Schrum) Hartman on a farm located in Ray Township in LaMoure County.  She moved to Edgeley with her family in 1949 at the age of 5. She grew up in Edgeley and graduated from Edgeley High School.

Darlene married Erval D. Jackson on June 29, 1962 at Zion Lutheran Church in Edgeley. They had two sons, Keith Leighton and Ryan Dean Jackson. They farmed and Erv founded Jackson Mfg. Co. shortly after they were married. They continued to farm until his death on January 9, 1987. Darlene became CEO of Jackson Mfg. Co. and a year later Fisher Flying Products was purchased. She managed both companies until they were sold in 2008.

Darlene married Gene G. Hanson, June 15, 1991. After they married they built a Super 8 Motel in Edgeley which was later known as The Prairie Rose Inn. They sold the motel in 2010 and retired. After the businesses were sold they built a 14 unit storage building in Edgeley.

Darlene served on several boards. Dakota Plains Credit Union Supervisory Committee and Board of Directors, Edgeley Airport Authority, Zion Lutheran Church Council, Edgeley Alumni Association, Edgeley Lions Club and Chairwoman of ND Business Leadership Council. Board of Governors on Dakota Aero Mfg & Growing ND Committee

Darlene received recognition with several awards: ND Entrepreneur of the Year, ND Business Advocate of the Year, ND Credit Union League Volunteer of the Year, National Leadership Award “Honorary Chairman”, UND Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, and featured in several national aviation publications.  She also has been featured in two (2) books: “Women Who Mean Business” Success Stories of Women Over Forty by Alan Milaelian and “Believing In Ourselves” by Nancy Carson.

Darlene is survived by her husband, Gene; two sons, Keith (Tamie) Jackson, Barnesville, MN and Ryan (Darcy) Jackson, Moorhead, MN. Grandsons: Trent, Gabriel, and Griffin Jackson. Two step daughters, Donene (Richard) Feist, Edgeley ND, and Shannon (Dion) Wirrenga, Bismarck ND. 12 Step Grandchildren, Tyler (Rebecca) Feist, Zachary Feist and Laura Schueller , Karlee (Travis) Hillman, Ashton (Caleb) Hauff, Jaden (Brooke) Wirrenga, Brooke Dunn (Austin Hickman), Bailey Maddocks, 7 Step Great Grandchildren, Taya and Jacob Feist, Kinsley Hillman, Otto Hillman; Janie Dunn, Charlotte Dunn and Kase Hickman;  Brother Rudolph (Helen) Hartman and Sister, Janice Templien and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Erval D. Jackson, her parents and brother-in-law, Emmanuel Templien.

Visitation - 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 22, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church, Edgeley, ND.

Funeral Service - 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 22, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church, Edgeley, ND.

Burial -  Mt. Hope Cemetery, Edgeley.




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August 22, 2022

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church (Jamestown, North Dakota, Edgeley)

Funeral Service
August 22, 2022

10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church (Jamestown, North Dakota, Edgeley)


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