Clifford Knowlton Hansen, 91 of Spencer, passed away November 12, 2023 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon Ia.
Cliff was born on Feb 4, 1932, in Carroll County to James and Alice McGilvery and later he was adopted by William Hansen. He graduated from high school at Nemaha, IA, he married Betty Meyer on Jan 8, 1956, officiated by Reverend Bob Smith.
Cliff started farming at Nemaha and bought their farm at Marathon, IA in 1974. He retired from farming and moved to Spencer in 2011. His hobbies were riding horses, doing tractor pulls, collecting coins, guns and antiques and they both traveled around the states and overseas. He enjoyed visiting and having the grandkids stay overnight and then watching all of their school activities and racing events.
He was survived by his wife, Betty; daughters: Dawn Valenti from Pace, FL, Shawn Purcell (Dan) from Waukee IA, and Candace Smith (Tobin) from Sheldon, IA. Grandchildren: Jeremiah Johnson, Des Moines, IA; Jenny Johnson, Grimes, IA, Lane Smith and Colin Smith, Sheldon, IA. Great-grandchildren: Ella Synwrong, Saydee Johnson, Remi Haberthorn, Laila Johnson and Roman Wardlow; Sister, Leanne (Gordon) Reynolds, Early, IA; Sister-in-law, Marlene Hansen, Newell, IA and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death was mother, Alice Hansen; stepfather, William Hansen; sisters: Lael Backy, Lolly Karstens; brother, Otis Hansen; brother-in-law, Duane Karstens.
In lieu of flowers, Cliff would like memorials to Northwest Iowa Humane Society in Milford, IA.