Marilyn Irene Hanson, 80, of Roland died Sept. 3, 2018, at Bethany Manor in Story City. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church in Roland. Burial followed in the Roland Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church.


Marilyn was born on Dec. 2, 1937, to Glen W. and Frances I. (Funk) Stafford. She attended many country schools and graduated from Burlington High School in 1955. Marilyn earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1959 and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1960. She taught mathematics at Ames High School for 46 years. Marilyn was also involved in Roland with service clubs and volunteered in a Mathematics Study Center at Ames High School and Roland-Story.


Marilyn married Jim Hanson on Oct. 10, 1965. She is survived by her two sons, James (Anita) of Killeen, Texas, and Richard (Elena) of Redfield; two granddaughters, Jessica (Lanaki) Wong and Sarah; two great-grandchildren, Renea and Izrael; and two brothers, Ronald of Burlington and Gene of Sperry.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jim.


Memorials may be made to Bergen Lutheran Church, American Cancer Society or the Ames High School Mathematics Department.


Soderstrum Funeral Home in entrusted with arrangements.