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Evelyn A. Hansen June 6, 1921 – May 11, 2017

May 14, 2017

A celebration of life for Evelyn A. Hansen, 95, of Ringsted will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2017, at the United Lutheran Church in Ringsted with Pastor Lauri Boysen officiating. Interment will be at Ringsted Memorial Cemetery. She passed away at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, May 14, at the church in Ringsted.

Evelyn Ardel Hansen was born on June 6, 1921 in Estherville, to John David and Nina (Riggs) Ingvall. She was raised on a farm in rural Estherville. She attended and graduated from Estherville High School.

On Feb. 20, 1941, Evelyn was united in marriage to William Hansen in Estherville. After Bill returned from the service, the couple farmed and raised their family in the Ringsted area. Evelyn and Bill enjoyed going to dances and playing cards with friends and relatives in their many years together. In 1978, the couple moved into Ringsted. Shortly after their move, Evelyn started working at Bonicksen’s Grocery Store where she enjoyed many years working with Mike and Lece.

Evelyn was an active member of United Lutheran Church in Ringsted; where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Ladies Aid, Circle, and Church Choir. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, visiting friends, and cheering on the Hawkeyes, Twins, and Vikings. However, her favorite enjoyment was spending precious time with her family.

Left to cherish Evelyn’s memory are her children, Judy Johnson and her husband, Terry of Armstrong; Kathy Johnson and her husband, Steve of Big Lake, Minn.; William Hansen of Ringsted; Steven Hansen of Estherville; Brian Hansen and his wife, Michele of Rosemount, Minn.; a daughter-in-law Diane Hansen of Thornton, Colo.; 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Lloyd (Betty) Ingvall.

She has been preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two of her sons: Dennis Hansen and Gary (Diane) Hansen; six sisters: Laura, Alice, Mable, Dorothy, LaVon, and Florence; and two brothers Clarence and Clifford.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.henryolsonfuneral.com.