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Hansen, Roland ("Rollie") Eugene (1936 - 2023)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 3/19/2023 at 14:40:46

Name of deceased: Roland (“Rollie”) Eugene Hansen

Aged: 86 yrs, 10 mo, 5 days

Residence: Salem Lutheran Retirement Home, Elk Horn, IA

Born: April 24, 1936; rural Audubon, Audubon County, IA

Died: Feb. 28, 2023; Salem Lutheran Retirement Home, Elk Horn, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Monday, March 6, 2023; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Jacksonville, IA; burial was in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, IA

Survived by: Wife of 67 years, Peggy Hansen of Elk Horn, IA; children, Keli Hansen of Elk Horn, IA, Steve Hansen (spouse, Julie Brewer) of Greenfield, IA, and Hollie (spouse, Wade) Mills of Cape Coral, FL; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Mardelle (spouse, Duane) Mortensen of Ankeny, IA; brothers-in-law, Tom Nelsen of Audubon, IA and Jerry (spouse, Sharol) Andersen of Atlantic, IA; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Clifford and Emma E. (nee Rattenborg) Hansen; siblings, Lowene Nelson, Dalton Hansen, and Betsy Nelsen

Education: Attended country school and graduated from Audubon (IA) High School

Religious affiliation: Baptized and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Audubon, IA; was a Sunday School teacher and served on the church councils (Bethlehem and Elk Horn Lutheran)

Military service: Enlisted in the U. S. Army; was stationed at Fort Riley, KS, where Rollie and Peggy lived, until he was deployed to Germany during the Korean War.

Marriage: Peggy Lou Andersen; May 28, 1955; location not provided

Employment: Farmer; additionally, Rollie, was a substitute mail carrier for Frank Lange. When Frank retired in 1979, Rollie took over his mail route. He served several years on the Iowa Rural Letter Carriers Association board and traveled to Washington, D.C. several times during his years as President and State Steward. He retired in 1999.

Hobbies/Interests: With Peggy, they traveled all over the country as well as going to Denmark twice; was on the city council and was mayor of Elk Horn, IA from 1996 to 2000. Rollie and Peggy were Tivoli King and Queen in 2005. He served on the school board, the Salem Lutheran Home Council, and the Better Elk Horn Club; was a member of the American Legion, the Danish Windmill Corporation, and the Danish Museum. He helped organized the AWANA Club and helped on the rescue squad for Elk Horn, IA; Rollie officiated baseball, softball, and basketball games; enjoyed playing cards, golfing, woodworking, and was avid Cubs fan and of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Sources: harlanonline.com; kjan.com; pauleyjones.com


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