Rose L. Hanson

4/17/85
UNI EMERITUS PROFESSOR ROSE L. HANSON DEAD AT 93

Rose L. Hanson, 93, emeritus professor of teaching at the University of Northern Iowa, died early Wednesday, April 17, at the Western Home in Cedar Falls.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday,April 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls, with burial scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday in Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Nebraska

Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Richardson Funeral Home in Cedar Falla.

Miss Hanson was born March 23, 1892, in Craig, Nebraska, a daughter of Peter and Johanna Swenson Hanson.

She received a B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1920, and a master of arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1932. She taught in the Oakland, Nebraska, public schools from 1915 to 1919.

She joined the faculty of the Price Lab School in 1920, teaching home economics. She also served as a supervisor of student teachers. She retired in 1956.

Until her death, Miss Hanson had the distinction of having the earliest hiring date, 1920, of any living UNI emeritus faculty member. I

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Vivian E. Hanson. There are no survivors.

There is conflicting information on material Rose Hanson filled out for the Office of Public Information Services in 1935, and that which she gave Richardson Funeral Home in 1981. In 1935, she listed her place of birth as Craig, Nebraska, which is near Oakland. In 1981, she listed it as Argo, Nebraska. There is no family to clarify this discrepancy.


Rose Hanson

In Memorium

Rose Hanson, Emeritus Professor of the Department of Teaching, University of Northern Iowa, died Wednesday, April 17, 1985, in Cedar Falls.

Her previous teaching experience was in the rural schools in Burt County, Nebraska, and the public schools at Oakland, Nebraska. Her B.S. degree was from the University of Nebraska in June 1920 and her M.A. from the University of Iowa in June 1930.

From 1920 until her retirement in 1956 she directed the Price Laboratory School Home Economics program. During these thirty-six years she developed such then innovative practices as a Boys' Home Economics class and field trips to Waterloo and Cedar Rapids for practical application of their studies. Her master's thesis was on the subject of children's allowances which indicated her orientation to the practical in the lives of parents and children

A former student said of her, "She was a key person, an unofficial dean of students and supportive of all students and school activities." She was elected an honorary member of the Letterman's Club. Together with the Physical Education Department she organized the traditional all day May Day activities which included students from nursery school to twelfth grade, their parents, and teachers. She was greatly interested in young people and would go out of her way to meet their needs in and out of school. Even after her retirement her home was a focal point for neighbors, children, former students, and colleagues. break She was very generous and had the highest qualities of character. Frequent visits and letters from former students were expressions of their deep admiration and respect.

Mary Margaret Schmitt, Chair
Margaret Divelbess
Dorothy Koehring
Marguirette Struble


Rose L. Hanson

Services for Rose L. Hanson, 93, of the Western Home, formerly of 1014 W. 19th St., will be 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, with burial at 4:30 p m. in Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Nebraska.

She died early Wednesday morning at the Western Home.

She was born March 23, 1892, in Argo, Nebraska, daughter of Peter and Johanna Swenson Hanson.

She taught in the Oakland school system from 1915 to 1919. In 1920 she began teaching home economics at Price Laboratory School. Later she served as supervisor of teachers with the University of Northern Iowa, retiring in 1956.

Friends may call until 9 p.m. this evening at Richardson Funeral Home, and for an hour before services Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the church.


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