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Bernadine Hansen

May 12, 1930 — June 19, 2023

Fruitdale, SD


Bernadine Hansen, age 93 of Fruitdale, died Monday, June 19, 2023 on the Fruitdale ranch, surrounded by family.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30am Monday, June 26, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Spearfish.  Visitation will be held 4 to 6pm Sunday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  Interment will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery.

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Bernadine Furois was born May 12, 1930 in Deadwood.  She was the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Nicholas) Furois.  Bernadine grew up in the St. Onge area, where her parents owned and operated the general store.  Bernadine spent much time in that store, working along side her parents.  She attended grade school in St. Onge, 2 years at St. Martins Academy in Sturgis, and then graduated from Spearfish High School in 1947.  She was a very talented seamstress during those years, creating many articles of clothing.  In 1948 she won a trip to San Antonio Texas by winning a competition “Make It Yourself with Wool”, in which she made a wool coat.  Her talents continued all throughout her life as she made many quilts, crocheted, knitted, and cross stitched many types of crafts.


On May 20, 1950, Bernadine was united in marriage to Roy Hansen in St. Onge.  To this union four sons were born: Jim, Don, Ken, and Steve.  Following their marriage, Roy and Bernadine ranched north of St. Onge for 6 years.  In 1957 they purchased a ranch near Fruitdale where they raised hogs and cattle.  In 1993 they retired to Belle Fourche and in their retirement years they enjoyed taking their camper and traveling the country.  Roy died in 2018 after enjoying 68 years of marriage.  Bernadine spent more than 20 years helping at the Butte/Lawrence County Fair.  You would always see her in the pavilion and she always had several entries.  She enjoyed canning, gardening, and flowers and she was a wonderful mother and grandmother.  She will be greatly missed.


Bernadine is survived by her sons, Jim (Deb) of Vale, Don (Jo) of Spearfish, Ken (Pam) of Fruitdale, Steve of Panama City FL; 6 grandchildren, Nicole (Tom), Clinton, Kelly (Alicia), Matt (Angie), Wyatt (Sammi), Seth (Tina); 4 step-grandchildren, Tammie (Jeff) Westland, Connie (Steve) Hoven, Jennifer (Ian) Odle, Jared (Molly) Jambor;12 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Sister Therese Marie Furois of St. Martins SD, and Cathy Anderson of Sturgis.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, daughter-in-law, Vicki Hansen; and granddaughter-in-law, Cassie Hansen.



Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 A.M. – Monday – June 26, 2023

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Spearfish, South Dakota


Celebrant ~ Father Kevin Achbach



“Precious Lord”, “Oh Sacrament Most Holy”,

“Amazing Grace”, “Song of Farewell”,

“May the Choir of Angels”

Katie Hoffmann, pianist

Janet Higbee, cantor



Clinton Hansen          Don Hansen       Jim Hansen

Kelly Hansen           Ken Hansen        Matt Hansen

Seth Hansen       Steve Hansen       Wyatt Hansen



Black Hills National Cemetery

Sturgis, South Dakota

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, June 25, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

715 National Street, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, June 26, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Mountain time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

844 N 5th St, Spearfish, SD 57783

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