Kathryn H. Hansen, age 89, of Armstrong, Iowa died August 13, 2021 at the Valley View Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Riverside Evangelical Free Church in Linn Grove, Iowa. Burial will be at Barnes Township Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements.
Kathryn Helen Hansen, the daughter of Robert Frank and Leona (Niebuhr) Donahoo, was born on July 21, 1932, in Omaha, NE. Kathryn was raised in rural Peterson, IA, and attended Brooke Consolidated School, where she graduated in 1950 and then attended Buena Vista College for one year. Kathryn became a Christian on October 10, 1950, making Christ her Lord and Savior. She was baptized in 2016 at Hope Evangelical Free Church in Storm Lake, IA.
On August 26, 1951, Kathryn married her one and only love of her life, Lowell Hansen, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, south of Peterson. This union was blessed with five children, Kirby, Deanna, Gary, Lisa, and Victor. Kathy and her husband enjoyed many years on their farm south of Linn Grove until Lowell’s death in 2004, celebrating 52 years of marriage. In July 2012, Kathryn moved to Otsego Assisted Living in Storm Lake, IA. She resided there until July, 2020, when she temporarily moved to Estherville, IA with her son Gary and wife Judy, then in January, 2021 moved to Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, IA.
Kathryn’s strong Christian faith was a vital part of her life. She was an active member of Riverside Evangelical Free Church in Linn Grove, where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher, women’s groups, Geneva Fellowship and Bible Studies. Additionally, she was part of the local women’s federated group, spent many years as a voting election worker, and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially camping throughout the United States and Canada. Kathy loved reading, music, baking, crafting, staying fit, and her Siamese cats.
On Friday, August 13, 2021, Kathryn passed away at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, IA, at the age of 89.
Left to cherish her memory are children Deanna (Bill) Lund of Norwalk, OH, Gary (Judy) Hansen of Estherville, IA, Lisa (Dr. Robert) Kraus of Edwardsville, KS and Victor (Jene) Hansen of Linn Grove, IA; seven grandsons and seven great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Marvis Hansen and sister-in-law Wanda Donahoo and other relatives and friends.
Preceding Kathryn in death were her husband, Lowell, brothers Robert and Charles, son Kirby and his wife Donna, and grandson Colin and his wife, Angela.
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