Eugene Nis Hansen, the son of Hans Thomas and Bertha Viola (Jacobsen) Hansen, was born July 1, 1933, on the family farm northwest of Kimballton in Jackson Township, Shelby County, Iowa, and died March 13, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 79 years, 8 months, and 12 days.
Preceding him in death: his wife Kathryn of nearly 51 years; his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Hans C. and Emma Andersen; an infant brother; his brothers: Galen Hansen and Dennis Hansen; his brother-in-law Don Jespersen; and his sister-in-law Delores Andersen.
Survivors include his children: Julie and husband Allan Nissen; Thomas E. Hansen; Linda Hansen all of Exira, Iowa; Mary and husband Burt Blom of Marshalltown, Iowa; and Todd Hansen and special friend Tonia Lozano both of Elk Horn, Iowa; and his six grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted by Pastor Matt Andersen on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 10:30 A.M. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimballton, Iowa. Interment will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Kimballton. The honorary casket bearers will be his grandchildren: Jill Cornell, Jennifer Weisenborn, Jaime Christensen, Daniel Blom, David Blom and Stephen Blom. The casket bearers will be Cole Christensen, Terry Weisenborn, Glen Cornell, Ron Jespersen, Dan Hansen, Dale Hansen, Jim Hansen, and Ryan Peer. The family will meet friends Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira, IA.