Ione Hasselton, of Prior Lake, MN (formerly of Des Moines, IA & Fargo, ND) passed away on March 17, 2021 at the age of 87.
A Christian Funeral was held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM with visitation one-hour prior at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (4565 Pleasant Street SE) in Prior Lake. Pastor Chad Gilbertson led the service. A recording is available at the following link: Ione Hasselton Funeral Service.
Ione’s nieces, nephew, grand nieces and grand nephews will act as urn bearers, and Ione will be laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Holy Trinity UMC.
Ione was born to Werner & Elizabeth Hasselton on January 25, 1934 and was a descendent of the White Earth Reservation. She grew up on the family farm in Fosston, MN. Ione graduated from Fosston High School in 1952 and attended a business school in Fargo, ND. After completing her school, Ione began working as an insurance clerk. She worked for the same company her entire career. She started with them in Fargo and later moved to Des Moines, IA when the company relocated. Ione was a hard worker and made many wonderful friends at work.
Ione was always very active in her local church. She had many dear friends from church. Ione helped make the church bulletins and was involved in the Women’s Organization.
In retirement, Ione was able to pursue her love of traveling. Over the years she visited much of the United States with some of her favorite trips being to Maine, Florida and Hawaii. Ione especially enjoyed traveling to visit her sisters, Verna and Joan, when they were snow birds. Ione purchased a mobile home in Mesa, AZ. Verna & Jim were fortunate to share it with her for many years.
Ione spent much of her time living West Des Moines; however, in recent years, she moved to Prior Lake to be closer to her sisters and extended family. Faith and family were always the most important things in Ione’s life. She loved spending time with her nieces & nephews and their children. Ione was always a very generous and caring person. She always remembered her nieces and nephew on their birthdays and Christmas.
Ione will be remembered always by her loving family. She is survived by her sisters, Verna (Jim) Erickson and Joan Nelson; nieces & nephew, Doug Erickson, Julie Erickson & Karen Mack; “grand-nieces & nephews”, Brady Erickson, Spencer Busch, Kaitlyn Busch, Kendra Busch, Cole Erickson, Emma Erickson and Brian Mack; other loving relatives and friends. Ione was greeted in Heaven by her parents, Werner & Elizabeth Hassleton; brother-in-law, Ev Nelson.
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