Donald Hansen

Friday, August 27, 2010

Funeral services for Donald Hansen, 85, of Hartley, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Rev. Jeff Filkins will officiate the service.

Interment will take place in Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.

Mr. Hansen passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at Baum-Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar.

Donald H. Hansen, the son of Carl and Agnes (Koep) Thomas Hansen, was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Royal. His childhood years were spent in Royal, and later Hartley, where he received his education, graduating. Following his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1943, until his honorable discharge in 1946.

Don married LaVonne Goetsch on Aug. 27, 1950, in Hartley. Following their marriage, they made their home in Hartley. Don worked for Standard Oil for 16 years, Hartley Elevator for 12 years and at Eaton Corporation in Spencer for 10 years, until his retirement. He was an active member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley, serving as treasurer and president of the Men's Brotherhood, Church Property committee and usher. He was also a member of the American Legion where he helped at Bingo, the Lion's Club where he received the Lions of the Year Melvin Jones Fellowship award, the Community Memorial Hospital Board for six years, the Hartley Library Board for six years, a 30-year member of the Hartley Fire Dept., worked on the high school football "chain gang" for 35 years and was a school bus driver for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, dancing and woodworking. Don and LaVonne also enjoyed traveling south to Mesa, Ariz., for the past several winters.

His parents preceded him in death.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, LaVonne of Hartley; two daughters: Barbara and her husband, Kelly McCarty of Spencer, and Rebecca and her husband: Dave Johnson of Spencer; four grandchildren: Michael and his wife, Becky McCarty, Scott and his wife, Allyson McCarty, Diana Neidecker, and Sara Neidecker; one sister, June Gonnerman of Okoboji; other relatives and many friends

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.