VIROQUA — Shirley A. Hanson, 78, of Viroqua died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

She was born Aug. 10, 1939, to Milford and Kathleen (Murphy) Buros. Shirley attended Smith School and graduated from Westby High School in 1957. On July 26, 1958, she was united in marriage to David Hanson. They lived in Janesville, Wis., until 1961, when they began farming in the Viroqua area. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the WELCA. She enjoyed playing cards with the neighborhood ladies. Shirley loved her family and continued actively helping on the family farm.

She is survived by four children, Duane (Valerie) Hanson of Viroqua, Linda (Greg Turner) McCollum of Omaha, Neb., Sharon (Roy) Anderson of Viroqua and Brenda (Doug) Olson of Westby; eight grandchildren, Chad (Sadie Jaworski) Anderson, Cassey (Jeff) Stagg, Jenny (Shane) Peterson, Nicole (Ben) Johnson, Ashley Olson, Haley Olson, Katie Hanson and Carrie Hanson; 10 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Kolten, Addisen, Gavin, Grace, Henrik, Andrew, Leah, Noah and Sam; sisters, Carol Moore and Donna Hanson; sister-in-law, Marlene Buros; her cat, Callie; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David May 22, 2007; brother, Robert Buro; and brothers-in-law, Carl Hanson and Allen Moore.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Pete Beckstrand officiating. Friends and family called Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home, 123 West Decker St., in Viroqua.

The Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home of Viroqua is serving the family. Online condolences may be offered at

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