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Dora Hansen

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Hansen, 90 of Spencer will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in the Spencer.

Interment will take place at Dickens Cemetery in Dickens.

Mrs. Hansen passed away Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Dora Belle Hansen, the daughter of J. Chester King and Bessie (Gustin) King, was born March 3, 1920, in Clay County, Dickens, Ia.

She received her early education in a rural school in Logan Township and attended High School at Dickens, Ia. and also furthered her education at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Ia.

Dora married Edwin O. Hansen on March 2, 1943. They lived in the Ruthven, Dickens and Terril areas where they farmed until they retired and moved to Spencer, Iowa in 1983. Mrs. Hansen taught school for many years at the Lake Center and Terril Community schools.

She was a member of the Dickens Methodist Church for many years. While there she served as President of the Women's Society, taught Sunday School and also Bible School. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer where she attended Wednesday morning Bible Class. She was also a member of the 3rd Wednesday Card Club. She enjoyed working with her flowers and also baking.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and one brother.

She is survived by her husband, Edwin of Spencer; one son, Dean and his wife, Joan of Sheldon, Ia.; one granddaughter, Heather Bass and husband, Jeffery of Miami, Fla.; one grandson, Bryce Hansen of Sheldon, Ia.; one great-grandson, Connor Bass of Miami, Fla. Her grandchildren were a source of great pride and joy to her. Other survivors include two sisters: Grace Hynes of Spencer and Stella Wilson and husband, Donald of Dickens, Ia,; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer will handle arrangements.