Virginia "Jeanne" Hansen , age 83, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on March 19, 2013, at her home. Memorial services will be held at the Divine Providence Community Home Chapel, on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:30 am. Friends may call on the family on Saturday from 9 to 10:30 am at the Marion Conference Room at Divine. The clergy will be Fr. Dennis Labat Interment will be at the Home Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye, MN. As seating may be limited at the service, a reception will be held at St. Mary's School Cafeteria and all are invited to come and share a meal and visit with the family. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, MN. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com
Jeanne was born in Sisseton, S.D. on November 9, 1929 to Charles and Edna (Ellis) Picker. She is the youngest of six girls. She moved to Mayer, and graduated from Waconia High School in 1947 and then went on to doing secretarial work for Cargill. She married H. "Hooch" Hansen at the St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Minneapolis, on May 19, 1953. She entrusted her family to the Lord including her daughters, Lori Hansen, Karin Meriwether and Mary Sue Hansen, and sons, Stephen C. Hansen and Tom Hansen. Jeanne was first and foremost, a humble servant for the Lord. She was a loving, steadfast and loyal wife, mother and mother in-law, and a sweet and tender grandmother of ten grandchildren and four (and one on the way) great grandchildren. She was nurturing to her loved ones and strangers alike; physically and spiritually. Everything she created was "made with love". She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but all who knew her understood she will remain with us in Spirit and will serve as our angel and intercessory in heaven. Jeanne was a member of the Catholic church and Catholic Aid Society. The family of Jeanne Hansen has requested that all tax deductible memorial contributions be sent to Educate Tanzania, Inc., 858 Oriole Lane, Chaska, MN 55318.