September 2, 1922 ~ April 1, 2018 (age 95)

Margaret Hokanson, 95, Two Harbors, died on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Margaret was born September 2, 1922 to George Sr. and Helen (Dibble) Mallory in Crosby and grew up in Clover Valley.  She married Alden “Hokie” Hokanson December 27, 1947 in Hinckley and they made their home in Two Harbors since 1951.

Margaret earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota- Duluth and was employed as an elementary school teacher at Brook Park, Hinckley, and Rush City and later for the Lake Superior School District for 24 years, retiring in 1987.

Margaret was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and its Peacemakers’ Quilting Group. She enjoyed dancing, bowling, knitting, crocheting, her Sunday afternoon card club and her birthday club. Most important to her were time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alden “Hokie” Hokanson; brothers, George “Stan” Mallory Jr. and Howard Mallory; and sisters, Barbara Waldron, Susie Coolidge and Elaine Hanger.

She is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Mace) Maher of Two Harbors, Pam (Jim) Jensen of Prior Lake, MN and Pat (Gregg) Townsend of Tucson, AZ; five grandchildren, Jeni (Mike) Torgerson of Two Harbors, Tammy (Nate) Higgins of Prior Lake, Annie (Patrick) Shanahan of Goodyear, AZ, Ben Townsend of  Arlington, VA, and Steve (Brie) Townsend of Phoenix, AZ; nine great-granddaughters, Lita, Brynn, Bree, and Brooke Torgerson, Avari and Rilyn Higgins, Celia, Autumn and Glory Shanahan; two step-grandchildren, Martin (Debbie) Maher and Ann Rogotzke; three step-great-grandchildren, Elise and Ben Rogotzke, and Haily Maher; sisters, Dale (Roy) Waldron of Mt. Iron, Karen Mahaffey of Blaine, Ruth (Rick) Whitcomb, of Rogers; many nieces and nephews, and special friend and neighbor, Ronnie Peterson.

Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM service on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Two Harbors. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Two Harbors. 

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