Ruth Thelma Hansen (nee Dolan), age 96 of Isanti, MN and formerly of South Minneapolis, MN died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Ruth was born on March 21, 1920 in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada to John and Anna (Davidson) Dolan. She grew up in Minneapolis, graduating from Vocational High School. She went to school to become a hairstylist, which became her career. She married William Ruben in 1939, they later divorced. In December of 1959, she was married to William Hansen in Minneapolis. Ruth loved making a home and cooking and entertaining family and friends. She was a hard worker, a strong independent woman, and a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed knitting and made many hats and afghans for family and friends. Her family was her passion, and she was their rock. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Dolan; husband, William Hansen; her siblings; son-in-law, Roger Deg; and infant granddaughter, Melissa Ruth Deg. Ruth is survived by her children, JoAnn Deg; Judi (Wayne) Holmberg, Billie (Karen) Ruben, Kellie (Tony) Duff; grandchildren, Chris (Marilyn) Deg, Gregory Holmberg, Timothy (Laura) Holmberg, Kimberlee (Stephen) Johnson, Mark Ruben, Teri Kay (Donald) Matthews, Lindsay (Kris) Collins, Megan (Caleb) Stevens, Brianna (Kyle) Nohre; great-grandchildren, Katie (Tyler) Herrmann, Kourtney Holmberg, Madison Holmberg, Sydney Holmberg, Isaiah Holmberg, Sophia Holmberg, MacKenzie Peterson, Kaila Johnson, Jordyn Ruben, Chase Ruben, Samuel Ruben Miller, Ashley Matthews, Billy Matthews, Chelsea Collins, Carson Collins, Levi Stevens, Isla Stevens; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 5 pm at Faith Lutheran Church 109 2nd Avenue N Isanti, MN. Visitation was also on Saturday from 4-5 pm at the church. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:15 am. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson, WI.