Jerome C. Hansen, 89
(Formerly of Delavan) Jerome C. Hansen, of Mankato, died on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
Funeral services were held at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato, Pastor Mike Omtvedt officiated on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Burial was at the East Lutheran Cemetery, Delavan.Memorials may be donated to Hosanna Lutheran Church.
Jerry was born Sept. 3, 1929, to Clarence J. and Theresa (Studness) Hansen on the family farm in Delavan. He attended a one-room country school in the Delavan area and went to high school in Delavan. He attended the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture in St. Paul beginning in 1947. He entered the U.S. Army in April of 1953, serving in Okinawa for 18 months until April of 1955.
Jerry was a dedicated farmer. He owned and operated an independent insurance agency. He was very community-minded serving on the Delavan School Board and the Delavan Elevator Board. Jerry was a member of the Delavan Legion and the Korean War Vets. He and Helen spent multiple winters in Mesa, Arizona. He enjoyed membership in the Bullshippers, playing cards, square dancing and socializing of all kinds.
Jerry married Helen Ann Wettlaufer on Nov. 8, 1953, at Easton. They had and he is survived by his two daughters, Anne (Steve) Rozek, of Blaine, and Karen (Matt) Quanrud. of Preston. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Christopher, David, Matthew (Jacy), and Jennifer (Jordan); one sister, MaryAnn, and two sisters-in-law, Janet and Val.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents; his mother and father-in-law; four brothers, and one sister.