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Edna Margaret Hansen

d. July 18, 2012

July 28, 1908 ~ July 18, 2012


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Noon – 3:00 PM

Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home

Harlan, Iowa


Prayer Service, followed by Burial

Saturday, July 21, 2012

3:00 PM

Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home

Harlan, Iowa

Burial will be in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, Iowa


2 Nieces – Anita Hansen Bishop of Council Bluffs, IA

Adella Hansen of Maryland

2 Nephews – Dale Hansen of Mount Holly Springs, PA

Calvin Hansen of Atlantic, IA

Additional Nieces & Nephews

Other Relatives & Friends

Edna Margaret Hansen, the daughter of Andrew and Marie (Christiansen) Hansen, was born on July 28, 1908, in Jacksonville, Iowa. She attended country school east of Harlan, Iowa, and lived on the family farm with her parents. Edna lived with her parents until their deaths, then she went to live with her brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Goldie Hansen. She stayed with them until 1983, when she moved in with and cared for Mrs. Roy Larsen of Irwin, Iowa. She returned to Goldie’s home for a short time before becoming a resident of the Elm Crest Retirement Community in 1990.

Edna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan, Iowa. She enjoyed doing word find puzzles and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Being around small children made her happy.

Edna M. Hansen died on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan, Iowa, having reached the age of 103 years, 11 months, and 20 days.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ernest Hansen, Walter Hansen, and Lester Hansen; and one sister, Matie Larsen. She is survived by two nieces and two nephews (who enjoyed having their Aunt Edna live with them during their childhood), Anita Hansen Bishop of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Adella Hansen of Pittsville, Maryland, Dale Hansen of Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, and Calvin Hansen of Atlantic, Iowa. She is also survived by additional nieces and nephews, as well as other relatives and friends.

A prayer service was held at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, on Saturday, July 21, 2012, with Pastor Steve Chellew of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Harlan, presiding. Burial was in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, Iowa. Edna’s family and friends served as casket bearers. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Harlan, Iowa, or Asera Care Hospice, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Condolences may be left online at
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