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Betty Lou Hansen

January 2, 1938 — January 13, 2024

Spencer

 

     Betty Lou (Meyer) Hansen, 86,  passed from this life on Saturday morning, January 13th, 2024 from Sheldon Senior Care.  Betty was born on January 2, 1938 in Marathon, Iowa to Leo and Verlette Meyer.  Betty attended school in Marathon where she graduated high school in 1955.  On January 8, 1956, she was married to her lifelong partner, Cliff Hansen, at the Marathon Methodist Church by Rev Bob Smith. Following their marriage, they moved to Pipestone, Minnesota where their first daughter Dawn, was born. They moved to Nemaha, Iowa in 1958 until 1973 to farm and where their two other daughters were born, Shawn and Candace.  During this time, they had horses and participated in activities with them.  Betty looked forward to the day she could ride her horse on her own when their youngest daughter went to school. They moved to an acreage north of Newell,Iowa where Betty worked at the Newell Retirement home until the family purchased and moved to their farm in Marathon in 1974. Betty then got a job closer to home and worked at the  Sioux Rapids Dental Office for 34 years until she retired. She traveled with Cliff all over including overseas.  Betty’s hobbies over her years included: sewing, playing piano, spending time with their many dogs and cats, reading, planting flowers, walking,   riding horses, attending their children’s, grandchildren's, as well as extended family members activities, and visiting family and friends. In 2011, they retired to Spencer, Iowa. Betty is survived by her daughters, Dawn Valenti of Florida, Shawn (Dan) Purcell of Waukee, Candace (Tobin) Smith of Sheldon; Grandchildren: Jeremiah Johnson of Des Moines, JennyJohnson of Grimes, Lane Smith (fiance Catie) and Colin Smith from Sheldon; Great Grandchildren include Ella Synawong of Waterloo, Laila Johnson and Roman Wardlow of Grimes, Saydee Johnson from Waukee, and Remi Johnson of Des Moines; nephew Brian Bland from St. Paul, Minnesota, and several cousins.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northwest Humane Society.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, January 19, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Grace United Methodist Church

311 2nd Ave W, Spencer, IA 51301

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 19, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Grace United Methodist Church

311 2nd Ave W, Spencer, IA 51301

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Graveside Service

Friday, January 19, 2024

Buena Vista Memorial Prk Cemetery

875 IA-7, Storm Lake, IA 50588

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