Dorothy Ann Hansen, age 84, of Darwin, wife of James Hansen, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center in Dassel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin, with the rosary at 10:30 a.m.
There will be visitation Thursday, July 18 from 4 to 7:30 p.m., with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m., at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers, and are suggested to be sent to St Philip’s School, Litchfield; St John’s Catholic Church, Darwin; or Darwin Community Legacy Foundation.
In lieu of sending thank you notes, the family will make a donation for cancer research.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Dassel.
Dorothy was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Waterloo, IA, the daughter of Patrick James and Mildred (Stewart) McIntee. She was baptized, received First Communion, and was Confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo.
Dorothy attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and Clarke College.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to James A. Hansen of Darwin, Aug. 30, 1958, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo IA.
Dorothy and Jim owned and operated Hansen Hardware in Darwin, retiring in 1981. They were blessed with eight children, 16 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, with more on the way.
Dorothy was always interested in learning. She participated in many activities including, but not limited to: St John’s CCW and the Daughters of Isabella, Darwin Community Club, and Darwin Town and Country Club. She enjoyed playing cards, partnering in several card clubs and bridge groups.
She served as an election judge for many years in Darwin, was active with 4-H, Meeker County Tourism, Hospital Auxiliary, and the Twine Ball committee. Dorothy enjoyed reading and writing, participating in the Litchfield Area Writers group, book clubs, and writing the Darwin news for the Independent Review.
Jim and Dorothy enjoyed traveling and camping, and attended many annual Knights of Columbus Camporees; family and friends were important. They spent several winters in Florida and Arizona.
Dorothy was active at St John’s Catholic church. Living out and passing on her Catholic faith was very important to her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in 2001; her parents; her sisters, Margaret Marcks, and Kathryn Peros; her brothers, John, James, and William; and an infant grandson, Jon Kurtis Mortenson.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Patrick (Mary) Hansen, Colleen (Bruce) Bonniwell, Christopher Hansen, Deacon John (Ruthann) Hansen, Mary (Kurtis) Mortenson, David Hansen, Catherine (Dana) Elliott, and Michael (Kristen) Hansen; grandchildren Shawn Hansen, Rosanne Hansen, Rebecca (Nathan) Foresman, Jessica (Eduardo) Rosales, Philip Hansen, Margo Hansen; Joseph (Jennifer) Bonniwell, Bianca Bonniwell, Stephen (Melissa) Hansen, Nathan Hansen, Grant Hansen, Kristina (Kellen) Ryan, Daniel Mortenson. Garrett Hansen, and Lauren Hansen; great-granddaughters Adalynn Ryan and Eleanor Foresman; cousins, nieces, and nephews; and a bountiful group of friends.