Koreen Louise Hanson Gerdin, age 91, of Bethel, MN passed away October 19, 2023 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge, MN. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 3rd at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in East Bethel at 11:00 am, with a light lunch to follow. Visitation will be at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti on Thursday evening November 2nd, from 5-7 pm and one hour prior to the service at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Saviour’s Lutheran worship and music programs.
Koreen was born June 6, 1932 in Douglas, North Dakota. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Gerdin of Bethel and her second husband, Donald Paulson of Cambridge. Also preceded by her brothers, Dale Hanson, Gerald Hanson, Richard Hanson, Carl (Bob) Hanson; sister, Joyce Hanson Carter and baby daughter, Cindy Lou. She is survived in death by her 4 children, Deborah Farb, Rebecca (Stuart) Feldman, Roger Gerdin and Randal (Cheryl) Gerdin; 2 sisters, Joann Heckenlaible and Deloris Feldman; 2 stepbrothers, Thomas Hanson and Lynn Hanson; sister-in-law, Sue Hanson; 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
Koreen loved sewing, gardening, reading, attending her Red Hats group and entertaining family and friends. She was an Independent bus contractor and drove school bus for the St. Francis School District for over 35 years. She also was the bookkeeper for Gerdin Auto Service for 30 years. She was an active member at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and started and led their Al-Anon group. She was a blessing to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.