Patricia A. Hansen
July 10, 1934 ~ August 4, 2014
Patricia A. Hansen, age 80, of New Hampton, IA passed away with her husband Willis, at her side on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. I was born on July 10, 1934 to Howard B. and Helen Grace Deeming Good in New Hartford, IA. My father was co-owner of the local elevator so I would go to see him to get a nickel so that I could purchase something at the café. He was also co-owner with Harry Moore in the Allis Chalmers dealership. Martin Hansen, Willis’s father, purchased his first tractor, a model “B” John Deere tractor from them in 1939. I started school in New Hartford in 1939. Sister’s Doris and Lois took me to school on the first day. I began dating Willis when I was a freshman in High School. I graduated from New Hartford High School in 1952 and we were married on August 3, 1952 at New Hartford Methodist Church. Willis entered the service in 1952. While Willis was in the Army, Dennis was born in 1953 and we lived with my parents until Willis came home. We had five children: Dennis, Thomas, Robert, Roger and Carmen. I tried to be a very good mother to the five children. They were in contact with me on a regular basis. I was the treasurer of The Little House of Bargains in New Hampton for many years. I created many beautiful ceramic pieces over the years and I loved going to my weekly ceramics class and chatting with the girls. We have our home away from home in Lake Ozark, Missouri. We enjoyed the home and the time Willis and I were able to spend together. We enjoyed our many rounds of golf together. I am survived by my husband of 62 years, Willis of New Hampton, IA; my five children; Dennis and Leslie Hansen of New Hampton, Thomas and Joyce Hansen of Eden Prairie, MN, Robert Hansen of New Hampton, Roger and Tina Hansen of New Hampton and Carmen and Steve Stenhaug of Rochester, MN; 16 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; one sister Frances (Ernest) Lund of Iowa City, IA. I was preceded in death by my parents Howard and Helen Good; five sisters Margaret, Evelyn, Lois, Doris and Violet; and one brother Leon.