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Warren A. HansenNovember 21, 2017
Warren A. Hansen, age 70, of Marathon, Iowa, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at his rural farm home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Albert City, Iowa. Burial will be in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City. Visitation will take place on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of arrangements.
Warren Albert Hansen, the son of Wallace and Mildred (Erickson) Hansen, was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on June 23, 1947. He began his life on a farm near Albert City and then in 1956 the family moved to their current farmstead near Rembrandt, Iowa. Warren was a graduate of Rembrandt High School and continued his education at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa where he received his bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry. He then attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota and earned his master’s degree in Business Administration. Warren also served his country as a Captain in the Iowa National Guard from May 18, 1968 to November 21, 1987 directly followed by service in the 103rd Cor Support Command US Reserves as a Captain for about 10 years.
Warren began his business career as a stock broker in commodities, first in Sioux City, Iowa and later he moved to continue his profession in Denison, Iowa. Following his father’s death he returned to the family farm to care for his mother for 14 years and managed the farming operation. After Mildred’s death, Warren continued to make his home on the farm.
His passion in life were his ponies. Warren had ponies all throughout the United States where they were being shown and trained. He was an active member of the American Shetland Pony Club. He was also a member of the Albert City Evangelical Free Church.
Warren’s life is celebrated by his family which include his brother and sister-in-law, Bradley and Jayne Hansen of San Diego, California. He leaves behind his nephews: Jay Bradley Hansen and his wife, Vivienne Hansen of San Diego, California; Ryan Albert Hansen and his wife, Amy Hansen of Studio City, California; great nephew and nieces: Hendrix Ryan Hansen, Harper Amena Hansen, Crosby Jane Hansen, Millie Magnolia Hansen and Everett Eloise Hansen.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Mildred Hansen.