In Memory of Edna "Eddy" Hansen

Edna "Eddy" Hansen
Edna "Eddy" Hansen
Born: May 11, 1916
Died: January 18, 2017
Age: 100
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Edna "Eddy" Hansen
May 11, 1916 - January 18, 2017
From: Battle Creek, IA

Edna D. “Eddy” Hansen, age 100, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Willow Dale Wellness Village, of Battle Creek, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Reverend Randy D. Cormeny will officiate, with committal services following in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to

Edna “Eddy” Hansen the daughter of Ervin and Matilda (Brodersen) Sands was born on May 11, 1916 on a farm in rural Anthon-Oto, Iowa. She grew up on the farm in Anthon-Oto and attended country school where she learned to speak English as German was the primary language spoken in her home.

When Eddy was a teenager she moved to Battle Creek, Iowa to live with her grandmother Dora Brodersen. She worked as a housekeeper for Elmer and Nola Rickman and also as a clerk in Mr. Rickman’s drug store in Battle Creek.

On March 19, 1939, Edna married Winston W. Hansen in the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The couple made their home in Battle Creek and were blessed with two children Corliss and Winston Jr.

Eddy was a cook for Duke-N-Min’s Cafe, Willow Dale Care Center, and the Battle Creek group home. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek and in her younger years taught Sunday School.  Eddy belonged to the Friendly Neighbors Club, the Birthday Club and the St. John’s Ladies Aid.

Eddy enjoyed traveling, sewing, crocheting, embroidery, gardening and canning, crafts, and spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ervin and Matilda Sands; husband Winston W. Hansen; brothers Ernest Sands, Mike (Helen) Sands, and Melvin Sands; sister Sophie Sands; and brother-in-law Donald Hansen.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Corliss Hansen Wheeler of Battle Creek, IA and Winston (JoAnn) Hansen of Isanti, MN; grandchildren Katherine (Chad) Kaddatz, William (Kimberly) Hansen, Kristina (Neil) Graupman, Joan (Kenny) Raap, Linda (Ivan) Conley, and Margaret (Mark) Glanzer; 18 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law Ruth Sands of Redwood Falls, MN; beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.




11:00 a.m., Saturday
January 28, 2017
St. John's Lutheran Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Rev. Randy D. Cormeny


Chad Kaddatz
William Hansen
Neil Graupman
Robert Perkins
Tom Sands
Pat Brodersen


4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Christensen - Van Houten
Funeral Home
Battle Creek, Iowa


"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
"The Old Rugged Cross"


Mt. Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 8:40 AM
“Dear Corliss, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Mom. You are in my prayers & thoughts. If there is anything you need, please let me know.”
- Christian Corbin
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 8:40 AM
“I am so very sorry for your loss and have been keeping you in my thoughts and in my prayers. What a wonderful lady she was! May all of the warm and special memories that you shared with her stay with you and bring you comfort through all of the days ahead. Love, Sheila”
- Sheila Petersen
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:37 PM
“God bless you and bring you comfort. Your Mom was a real treasure to know.”
- Corlie and Bill Kohnekamp
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 10:45 AM
“Our prayers are with all of you during this time & pray for comfort and peace.”
- Pam Rossow Myers
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:15 PM
“Sorry to hear about your loss. May God's Blessings be with you all !! Cathy”
- Cathy Trampe
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 3:14 PM
“Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Will see you Sat.”
- Wayne and Wonne
Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8:51 AM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Marlene Bjorholm Crawford
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:34 PM
“Deepest sympathy to family and friends. She was a dear lady.
- Fern Krayenhagen
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:34 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss of your Mother & Grandmother. All of you are in my prayers & thoughts.”
- Kelly Harris
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:34 PM
“So sorry I can't be there for you Corliss. My friend!! Condolences!”
- Mareta vermeys
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