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Hansen, Louis 1863-1936


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg (email)
Date: 12/6/2017 at 18:38:38

Hawarden Independent of Feb 6, 1936

Was Past 72 Years Old and a Native of Denmark. Had Resided in Hawarden Many Years
Louis Hansen, a long time resident of Hawarden, passed away about noon Saturday at his home in this city. Mr. Hansen had been in failing health for some time but his death came as great shock as he had been up am about nearly to the last. He was taken ill the first part of last week but on Wednesday he was np and was down town. He was taken with a severe attack of illness last Thursday and grew weaker until death claimed him Saturday.

Funeral services were held at the Barnard Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. T, H
Harding, pastor of the Associated church, in charge. A. C. Henning, with Airs. Claus Lage as accompanist, sang two hymns at the service. The pallbearers were Chas. Sedgwick, Harry Hilton, Fred Boeck, Park Hudson, Ben Jacobe and Ivan Walker. Burial was made in Grace Hill cemetery.

Louis Hansen was born in Aalborg Denmark, March 3, 1863, and passed away in Hawarden Feb. 1, 1936, having attained the age of 72 years, 10 months and 28 days. When 22 years of age he came to the United States settling in the state of Nebraska, remaining there but a short time. He then came to the vicinity of Alcester, working there on various farms. He was united in marriage with Merla Sorensen at Alcester Jan. 23, 1897 They established a home on a farm near there but later moved to Alcester where he was employed for several years on: the railroad. A few years later they came to Hawarden and he continued his railroad service here as long as he was physically able. He learned the art of tailoring in the land of his birth, and worked at that trade until he came to this country. Mr. Hansen was a man of sterling character, very industrious and adhered strictly to the early rigid training received in his native land. He was raised in the Lutheran faith. During his life he held forth that honesty was the best policy. His unexpected death came as a great shock to his loving wife, who for 39 years had been his constant companion, giving him constant care and devotion during his recent illness. He was possessed of a keen mind, was a great reader and kept himself well informed on the affairs of the day almost to the last.

He leaves to mourn his death his widow, who will greatly miss his companionship and help; also one sister and three brothers, all of whom reside in Denmark, and many friends in Hawarden who so trusted and confided in him, knowing his word was as good as his bond. Besides he leaves two cousins residing at Mitchell, S. D., one of whom is Mrs. Geo. Schulz, who formerly lived southeast of Hawarden, and one cousin who resides in the Black Hills territory.


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