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HANSEN, Jeffrey 1953-2023


Posted By: Karen Feldt Robertson (email)
Date: 5/10/2024 at 10:53:47

Jeffrey James Hansen, age 69, passed away unexpectedly on May 3, 2023, doing exactly what he loved in a place that he loved, hunting in the mountains of Idaho. Jeff was born on June 6, 1953 to Conklin and Doraine (Pinta) Hansen. Jeff spent his formative years of schooling in Mason City, Iowa and graduated from Mason City High School in 1971. He went on to attend North Iowa Area Community College, graduating in 1973 with an Associate in Arts Degree. He then continued his education at Mankato State University, graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor's Degree in Science. In 1976, Jeff received his diploma from the State of Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. From a very young age, Jeff had dreamed of becoming an officer of the law. Jeff fulfilled this dream even while attending college at MSU, when he accepted his first position as the Chief of Police in Floyd County. He later moved on to become a Deputy Sheriff of worth County. In 1977, Jeff accepted his long-term career position as a deputy with the Mitchell County Sheriff's Department. He remained with the department until his retirement in 2001. Throughout his career as a deputy, Jeff was known for his commitment to the law while maintaining fairness, kindness and respect.

In retirement, Jeff was fortunate to be able to pursue his life-long passions for hunting and fishing. Together, Jeff and his loving wife of 22 years, Lisa, traveled to numerous interesting and remote locations. One of Jeff's most favorite accomplishments was being one of the very select few to take each of the African "Big 5" with a single shot. This is how he became affectionately known as "One shot Jeff". Jeff enjoyed fishing the many lakes of Minnesota and Canada and was a master at finding the fish. In recent years, Jeff's favorite place to fish was at his lake home in Effie, MN. He treasured sharing his passion and passing on his knowledge to his grandchildren.

Jeff was a master in conversation. He had a broad range of knowledge and could talk with anyone about almost anything. because of this, he made many friends around the world.

Left to cherish his memory, is his wife, Lisa; mother-in-law Avis Hanson; stepdaughter Leslie (Dan) Gavrila, and grandson Aldan and Owen Gavrila; stepson Clark (Nicole) Jorgensen, and grandchildren Clay Jorgensen and Talynn and Jaeger Trytten; daughter Jamie (Brent) Remster, and grandsons Gabe and Tyke Remster; stepdaughter Stephanie Allison Hamm, and grandson Jacob (Sam) McGrane and Parker Cota; brother-in-law Dennis (Mary) Hanson, cousins O'Brien (Donna) Tyrell, Mike (Marilyn) Pinta, Ellen (Dan) Stoneburner and Bob Hansen; and many dear friends. Jeff is preceded in death by his parents Conklin and Doraine Hansen and many beloved dogs.

Date of Birth June 6, 1953
Date of Death May 3, 2023
Funeral Service May 20, 203 First Lutheran Church
St. Ansgar, Iowa
Burial Manly Cemetery, Manly, Iowa


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