Cress Funeral Home



Maryan McIntosh Hanson
November 26, 1919 - June 1, 2019

Maryan McIntosh Hanson

Maryan McIntosh Hanson
Nov 26, 1919 - Jun 1, 2019

Maryan McIntosh Hanson
Iframe toggler
Free Newsletter
Send Sympathy Gifts
Find Us On Facebook

Madison - Our beloved Maryan M. Hanson passed away peacefully on June 1, 2019 at Oakwood Village in Madison, Wisconsin. Born November 26, 1919 in Worthington, Indiana, she joined her parents, Lyman and Lillie Bell (Dyer) McIntosh, and brother, Gaylord. She completed her elementary education in Nebraska and attended high schools in Nebraska, Illinois and Minnesota. She graduated with honors from Harding High School in St. Paul in 1937. Following her marriage to Earle Hanson on August 3, 1941, she attended the University of Minnesota.

A daughter, Paula Jean, was born in St. Paul in 1944. The family moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 1946 when her husband joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin. A second daughter, Ruth Ann, was born in 1947.

Maryan dedicated her life to being a meticulous homemaker, faithful wife and loving mother while being active in her church, her children's schools and other community programs. She was a Sunday School teacher, a home room mother at Randall and Nakoma schools, an active PTA mother, and a Girl Scout leader. She helped procure band uniforms for Cherokee Junior High and West High School.

She was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church for 46 years, and later attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Oakwood Resurrection Chapel.

Maryan was well known as an excellent hostess who often entertained friends, graduate students and her husband's colleagues at dinner and Bridge parties. She was well organized, had an affectionate laugh and a feisty personality. She was a dear and loyal friend to many.

After her children married, she joined her husband in Nigeria where he spent four years on a USAID project to set up an agricultural graduate school. She enjoyed travel and visited many countries while overseas.

When her husband retired, Maryan became a dedicated volunteer at Oakwood, bringing cheer and comfort to those in need. She was married for 63 years until her husband Earle died in 2004.

Maryan is survived by her daughters, Paula Jean Baumgarten (Thomas) of Minocqua, WI and Ruth Ann Copely (Larry) of Eugene, OR; three grandchildren, Douglas Copely (Erica), Troy Baumgarten (Amanda) and Erin Hull (Frank); and four great grandchildren, Maggie and Katie Baumgarten, and William and Lauren Hull.

A private memorial was held at Oakwood's Meditation Chapel. Maryan will be dearly missed by all who loved her.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road
Madison, WI

Sue Davidson on Jun 7, 2019




Add a photo

The services for Maryan have not yet been added. Please sign up below to be notified when the services are ready.

Get Notified When a Service is Added

Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!


Product Name




Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries for the next business day but early morning delivery cannot be guaranteed if the order was placed late in the day.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To


No obituaries found

Product Details


Product Name



Iframe toggler
Free Newsletter
Send Sympathy Gifts
Find Us On Facebook
Maryan McIntosh Hanson

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Maryan McIntosh Hanson

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Maryan McIntosh Hanson

Add to Your Calendar

Maryan McIntosh Hanson

Obit Checkin

Maryan McIntosh Hanson

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Maryan McIntosh Hanson

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Maryan

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Maryan leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook

Try our free community resources...

6 Regrets of the Dying

The most common regrets and how to avoid them

Grieving the Loss of Someone You've Never Met

Click "Subscribe" to receive this FREE email series, get the first one in your inbox now!

Leaving a Legacy - free helpful resources!

Click the 'sign up' button to the right to kickoff the email series and receive the workbook pdf today. Then, set your "leg...
Maryan McIntosh Hanson Online Obituary |

Cress Funeral Service, Inc. BBB Business Review