Mary Ellen “Butch” Hanssen, age 81, longtime resident of Two Harbors, passed away Sunday, April 28.
She was born September 4, 1931, in Two Harbors to Bjorne and Ellen Hanssen. Mary Ellen was a 1949 graduate of Two Harbors High School. She worked for Standard Oil (B.P.) for 32 years.
Mary Ellen was an active member of the Sons of Norway. She enjoyed going out for lunch with all her high school friends.
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Bert; sister-in-law, Dorothy; and nephew, Bill Hanssen.
She is survived by her nephew, Richard (Penny) Hanssen of Duluth and niece Patti (Randy) Stank of Wausau, Wisc.; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a very special great-grandnephew.
A private family service will be held this summer.