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Helen A. Hansen, 83

Feb 7, 2016

Helen Hansen

Mankato Helen Ann Hansen, age 83, of Mankato, was called to her Heavenly home on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

Funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato. Rev. Mike Omtvedt officiated. Burial was at the East Lutheran Church Cemetery in Delavan.

Helen Ann Elizabeth (Wettlaufer) Hansen was born on July 30, 1932 in Faribault County Easton, daughter of John and Helena (Rempp) Wettlaufer. Helen went to country school at District 28 and graduated from Minnesota Lake High School in 1950. She married Jerome C. Hansen on Nov. 8, 1953. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Minnesota Lake Co-op for three years while Jerry was in the U.S. Army. Following that, they farmed for many years in the Delavan area. They moved to Mankato for their retirement years in 2000.

Helen was involved in the Delavan Auxiliary, Faribault County Extension Group, volunteering at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, her Red Hat group, Faribault County Hospice, and was actively involved in Hosanna Lutheran Church. She and Jerry enjoyed socializing, square dancing, and playing cards with many different groups and wintered in Arizona for several years.

Helen loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include husband, Jerome, of Mankato; daughters, Anne (Steve) Rozek, of Brooklyn Park and Karen (Matthew) Quanrud, of Preston; grandchildren, Christopher Rozek, of Chicago, Illinois; David Rozek, of Orlando, Florida; Matthew (Jacy) Quanrud, of Plymouth; and Jennifer Quanrud, of Perry, Iowa; four sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Wettlaufer; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.