Patricia A. Hansen

patricia hansen
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.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I know my mom and dad (Harlan and Teresa Anderson) thought a lot of their bankers Willis and Roger.

  2. Our sympathy and prayers to all of Pat’s family. Cherish all of the fond
    memories you have had over the years.

  3. Hugs to my Uncle Willis….. Hugs to my cousins, their spouses & children. Our hearts break with yours. She’s a special one and will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. My sincere sympathy to you, Willis, and to your family. Pat was a special person and the four of us certainly shared many happy and memorable times together over the past many years, both here in New Hampton and in our several trips together. For two ” poor boys”, we sure each got a wonderful partner, didn’t we?! How fortunate we were to have them for so many years. May God be with you at this very sad and stressful time.

    Ben Ryan

  5. My sympathy and prayers are with Pat’s husband, Willis , and all of their family. I didn’t know Pat well, but she always seemed to be such a warm and friendly person with a nice smile. May God’s love and peace be with all of you. Rose Baltes

  6. Our deepest sympathy to the Hansen family on the passing of Patricia, you will all be in our thoughts and prayers as you move on without her in your lives.

  7. Our deepest sympathy to Willis and the entire family. It is not easy to bear the loss of such a dear person. May all your special memories and Pat’s spirit be a comfort to you at this time and an everlasting inspiration in the future. Thoughts and prayers from the Burns Families. Mary Burns and Dale Christensen

  8. Our sincere sympathy to all of the Hansen family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    I played a lot of rounds of golf with Pat and Betty. We had lots of fun and laughter. I treasure the memories.
    Louise and Donn Harris

  9. Our sincere sympathy to Willis and the entire family in the loss of Pat. She was a very divine lady that will be missed by many. I will treasure my long talks with her and her thought fullness and caring ways.
    May God be with you all during this difficult time and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Our sincere sympathy to Willis and to Pat’s children and grandchildren. Pat was a joy to everyone. She always made people feel welcome and loved. God bless you Pat. Jack and Betty Gorman

  11. Our sympathy to Willis and all of the Hansen family . Treasure your memories of a great lady and mother. Duane & Pat Lynch

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with Willis & all of Pat’s loving family. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out. We will always be grateful for the friendship the Hansens showed my parents as members of their church family.

  13. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Hansen family . It’s so hard to lose a special part of a family (Mom) Thinking of you all.
    Dan & Karen Rosonke

  14. Roger and Carmen and families, I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Words seem so inadequate, but know you are in my thoughts.

  15. To Roger and Tina, and Willis, and all the Hansen family, we extend our deepest sympathy. May memories, friends, and family help you through this difficult time. God bless.

  16. Willis and family
    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.
    Sincerely, Larry and Marcia

  17. Willis, my sincere sympathy in your loss. I will never forget the many kindnesses you extended me at the dedication of the CWC, and your friendly greeting when we would meet on the street.

  18. Our deepest sympathy with our thoughts and prayers to Patricia’s beloved family. We hope you find strength during this difficult time.


    Dr. Crouse and Staff

  19. Our sincere sympathy to the Hansen Families during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Pete & Lisa Reicks

  20. So very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is one of the worst parts of life. Hold onto your memories, there is comfort there. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time.
    With much sympathy, Joe & Diana Gebel

  21. To the entire Hansen Family~ we extend our deepest sympathy. Pat was a very warm and loving person, greeting all with a smile. She will certainly be missed by so many. Keep close all those precious memories. It was our privilege to call Pat our friend.

  22. Willis and Family,Our sympathy and prayers are with you and all of your family.Treasure all of your great memories of a very special Lady.Tom and Marian Gebel

    1080 KELLY DR.

  24. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Jesus promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again at John 5:28,29 which talks about the resurrection hope. What a wonderful hope that will be! May this bible thought bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  25. Dear Willis and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You’re in our thought and prayers . Keep her memories close to your heart. Allen and LuAnn Borlaug

  26. Thinking of you at this time. I have a canister set that was made and signed by Pat and have always loved it. She was always friendly and a lovely person. God walk with you through this time of grieving. Wanda Batchelder

  27. Willis and Family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers in your time of lose. I have many fond childhood memories of visits in your home in New Hartford, Pat always made me feel welcome, I will never forget her warm smile.

    Sincerely, Russ and Rita Truex

  28. Dear uncle Willis and Family, all my love and prayers at this hard time. Aunt Pat was more than a kind and wonderful person, she was my American aunt! We´ve shared our lives for almost 40 years!!!! We have exchanged many cards and some letters…. telling about our families. She would be there for you and knew how to demonstrate her love by actions and nice words. She´ll be in my Brazilian heart forever! (sorry for any English mistakes)- Sílvia Regina Nehring Cogo and family.

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