Ella Hansen, age 84, of Walnut Grove passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.
Visitation is 4:00-6:00 p.m. Friday at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment is in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service - Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ella Hansen was born July 9, 1926 in Revere, Minnesota to John and Reka (Henning) Hoffrogge. She graduated from Lamberton High School in 1944. On March 30, 1947 she was united in marriage to Darold Hansen. They lived in Lucan for a year following their marriage, and then moved to the Walnut Grove area in 1948. Ella attended Mankato Beauty School in 1961. She owned and operated her own beauty shop in Revere and Walnut Grove from 1970-1991. She later worked as assessor for various townships and the city of Walnut Grove from 1991-1997. Ella was a longtime member of English Lutheran Church where was active in the ladies circle. She was also a member of the Walnut Grove Auxiliary and Tracy Country Club where she was women’s club champion. Ella enjoyed playing golf, cards, and Bingo, knitting and crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Ella is survived by her children Karla (Ron) Beens and Greg (Signe) Hansen both of Walnut Grove; grandchildren: Tom Beens, Shelby Beens, Alison (Ryan) Vandewiele, Sophie (Jacob) Jenniges, Jon (Lexi) Hansen, and Katie (Jeff) Cooley; great grandchildren: Brianna and Gabrielle Vandewiele, Hudson and Jackson Jenniges, and Alana, Dain, and Jace Hansen; sister Luella Gentz of Sleepy Eye; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Darold, siblings: Seibo, Harry, Henry, George, Bill, Marvin, Mildred, Marie, and an infant sister.