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Published June 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Debra Jean (Mattson) Hanson

Debra Jean (Mattson) Hanson, 58, passed away peacefully Friday night, June 21st, 2013, at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. She had fought a courageous battle with ovarian cancer for 4 years.

Debra was born January 26, 1955, to Doris and Vernon Mattson in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She attended Lake Park High School and graduated from Northwest Technical College with a degree in computer programming. She married Dwight Hanson of Detroit Lakes on January 25th, 1975, in Hitterdal, Minnesota. They began a dairy and beef cattle farm in the late 80’s. She lived and worked here until her death. She took great pride in working with the farm and caring for all the animals.

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