Iva Hansen

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Iva Hansen

Funeral services for Mrs. Iva Hansen, 94, of Spencer, formerly of the Dickens and Ayrshire area, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 4-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mrs. Hansen passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at Ruthven Care Center in Ruthven.

Iva Gertrude Hansen, the daughter of Lawrence and Adah Simington Jones, was born Jan. 29, 1915, in Clay County, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in the Dickens area where she received her early education.

Iva married Edgar Hansen on Dec. 6, 1936, in Lakefield, Minn. Throughout their married life, they lived in the communities of Dickens, Ruthven and Ayrshire. After the death of Edgar, Iva moved to Spencer. She worked as a school hot lunch cook for 12 years, did babysitting for several families, and served as a Sunday school teacher at the Ruthven and Ayrshire Methodist churches. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Iva loved gardening, embroidering, cooking, dancing, and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar on April 20, 1966; one brother, Milton "Bill" Jones; and five sisters: Almeda Smith, Loree Stulen, Elva Alger, Louise Vestrem and Elsie Flack.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Mary (Gary) Masters, Susan (Allen) Masters -- all of Spencer, Ia., Betty (Jerry) Brennan of Emmetsburg, Ia., Pete Hansen of Storm Lake, Ia., Molly Hansen of Oklahoma City, Okla., Paul (Pam) Hansen of Boone, Ia., and Louis (Dawn) Hansen of Warsaw, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.