HANSON, John B. 1908-1949
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2017 at 18:42:18
Sudden Death Of John Hansen
John Hansen died very suddenly at his home in Estherville about eleven o'clock Saturday night. He will be remembered as the husband of the former Viola Smith. He was 42 years old.
He had his hair cut in town Saturday night and afterwards got groceries and came home. After he returned home he told his wife he was hungry and she got him a lunch. He proposed going to bed after he had his lunch and said he didn't feel like taking a bath. As soon as he got into bed he suffered a heart attack. He called his wife and when she reached him he was dead.
John Hansen and Viola Smith were married in Holland on Jan. 9th, 1938. They lived here for a short time, after which they moved to Estherville and have lived there ever since. For several years he was employed with a Rock Island bridge building crew. He gave up that work a few years ago and has been engaged in painting since that time. He worked all day Saturday at his trade. He had arranged a few days before to join two other Estherville men in the painting business.
Surviving are the wife and five children. The oldest of the children is 9 and the youngest is 2.
Funeral services and burial were at Estherville Wednesday afternoon. Those from here who were at the funeral services were Mrs. Louisa Smith, Mary Smith, C. E. Dirks, Clarence Kruse and family, Benjamin Hook and family, Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Brower and Jake Schoeneman from Parkersburg.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 February 1949, pg 21
Funeral Services Wednesday For John Hansen
Funeral services were held last Wednesday at Estherville for John Hansen, who died very suddenly following a heart attack. The services were held at the Lutheran church and the large auditorium of the church was well filled for the service. Burial was in the Estherville cemetery.
Surviving are the wife and five children. The children range in ages from 2 to 9 years. Other surviving relatives are the deceased mother, two brothers and six sisters.
Those from this locality who were at the funeral services were Mrs. Louisa and Mary Smith, the Benjamin Hook family, C. E. Dirks, the Clarence Kruse family, Mrs. Anna Wilts, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brower; Mr. and Mrs. John Dirks, Mr. and Mrs. John Boven and Susie Frerichs from Bristow.
Mrs. Hansen and the children expect to continue to make their home in Estherville. Mrs. Louisa Smith, Mrs. Hansen's mother from Holland, will remain with the family at Estherville for some time.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 February 1949, pg 15
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