In Memory of

Edith Mary Hansen

November 29, 1914 - September 18, 2017
From: Spencer, IA
Edith Mary Hansen

Edith Mary Hansen

Born: November 29, 1914
Died: September 18, 2017
Age: 102

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Edith Hansen, the daughter of Edward Francis and Frances Lucille Barnette Washington, was born November 29, 1914 in Ruthven, IA.  She received her early education at a country school in Ruthven and graduated from Spencer High School.

     Edith married Ervin Hansen on August 3, 1932, in Ruthven, IA.  Following their marriage they lived in Dickens, IA, and farmed near Ruthven for 10 years.  They moved to Storm Lake, IA where they owned and operated Hansen Brothers Elevator with Erv’s brothers and after selling the elevator they formed a feed additive business called Ferma-gro, which they operated until their retirement.  They later moved to Spencer, IA.  For the past 19 years, Edith lived at the Highlands where she enjoyed being active and having wonderful friends. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer.  Edith enjoyed doing volunteer work, sewing and traveling.

     Edith passed away at Spencer Hospital on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the age of 102.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one granddaughter, 2 brothers and her twin sister.

     She is survived by two sons and their wives:  Bill (Bobbie) Hansen of Dickens, IA and James (Christie) Hansen of Englewood, CO; two daughters: Theresa (Bob) Kesselring of Winnebago, MN and Marie Gaffney of Sioux Falls, SD; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Vennes; other relatives and friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Warner Chapel in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Pastor John Syvertson
CASKET BEARERS
Jeff Hansen
Jay Hansen
Robert Kesselring
Chad Kesselring
Dan Gaffney
Kyle Hansen
VISITATION
Will begin at 4:00 pm on Friday with the family present from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
MUSIC
"Amazing Grace"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
By Gary Klett
Organist: Sherry Goenewold
INTERMENT
Crown Hill Cemetery
Ruthven, Iowa

Condolences

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 8:35 AM
“Jim and family,

Steve and I were so sorry to hear about your mom if there's anything we can do please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Diane and Steve Banet
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:43 PM
“I pray that God will be with you, that He will put His arms around you, dry your tears and comfort you and in His time, give you His peace. My deepest sympathy! ”
- Dolores Hatfield
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 2:56 PM
“My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. As I am sure you are aware, Mom passed away in August 2013 and we still miss her every day. Dad is still alive and living at an Extended Care in Strathmore, Alberta. My heart goes out to you, as it doesn't matter how old they are, they still leave us too soon. We have many fond memories of your Mom and Dad visiting the Farm in Standard.”
- Judy Helmig (Elder) - Youngest Daughter of Kenneth & Mina Elder
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 5:34 PM
“To the entire family
My heart hurts that your hearts hurt !
You are all in my prayers !
May God Bless you all ! ”
- Rhonda Olson
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 9:04 AM
“So to hear about your mother. Enjoyed visiting with her.”
- Jim & Pat Hynes
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:16 PM
“Hansen Families sorry for the loss of Edith.She was always so friendly.Hugs and prayers for all of you.”
- Brad and Beth Blair
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:16 PM
“I can't be there, so will send my sympathy and prayers from Chicago. For so many years, the Wilsons kept up on Edith and Ervin through Dora and Edwin. And Mother was just talking about Edith when I was home last week. Our thoughts are with you as you honor Edith and her life. Dorothy and all the Wilsons
- Dorothy Wilson Dowell
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8:52 AM
“My sincere sympathy to Edith's family. What a sweet spunky woman she was! I had the privilege of getting to know Edith through our Bethany Lutheran caring ministry. I so enjoyed our time together! I will miss her ~ but am so happy she didn't have to live with declining health. May God surround you with comfort and peace.”
- Onalee Wright
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 8:15 PM
“We are sorry for your loss. ”
- Mick and Karleen Noteboom
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:25 PM
“So sorry for the loss of a great Lady. She always made me smile!”
- Barbie Walker
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