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Subject: [JENSEN] Obit: Marie (Jensen) Hanson of Iowa (1904-2007)
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 02:20:58 -0000
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Marie Hanson, was born November 11, 1904 to Jens C. and Caroline (Ericksen) Jensen on the Jensen farm eight miles north of Ruthven, Iowa. She attended Fiscus Country School in Lost Island Township. The family moved to Ruthven in 1916. Marie graduated from Ruthven High School in 1924. She attended college in Cedar Falls and taught first and second grades in Seaton, Illinois.
On May 28, 1926 Marie was united in marriage to Victor Hanson. To this union two daughters were born. During these years Marie substitute taught and was a homemaker. Victor and Marie farmed for thirty three years south of Ruthven. They moved into Ruthven in 1964 and became involved in the insurance business. They started Hanson Insurance Agency. Marie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was active teaching Sunday school for many years. She had also served on the building committee for the new church building.
Marie had many interests - community affairs, family and friends, knitting, crocheting, and reading. She spent many hours caring for her beautiful flower gardens. Marie and Victor enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to travel to Europe. She truly enjoyed the trip they took to Seattle, Washington to the World's Fair.
Marie died Friday, June 22, 2007 at the Ruthven Community Care Center in Ruthven, Iowa at the age of 102. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; a brother, Hans Jensen; a half brother, Swen Larsen; and many other relatives and friends.
Marie is survived by two daughters, Carol Villella of Omaha, Nebraska and Louise Ballah and her husband, Jim of Terril, Iowa; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
Zion Lutheran Church
Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 10:30 A.M.
Crown Hill Cemetery
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