Jean Hansen

Jean Hansen

Jean Ann Hansen, 85, of Rush City, passed away March 1, 2014, at the Golden Living Center.
She was born Oct. 30, 1928, to Arthur and Ann (Doncaster) Eiffler in Friesland, Minn. She attended Cloverdale and Hinckley schools and graduated from Pine City High School in 1947. Jean Married Charles Hansen in 1957. They had no children of their own, but babysat for many of the neighborhood kids. With pride, Jean would say, “do you know, Ive had over 100 kids.”
Jean had several jobs besides the kids. She was a cook at Tobies Restaurant in Hinckley, at the Rush City A&W and at the Ravens Nest in Rush City. Jean owned a local restaurant for a time on the south side of Main Street in Rush City. She unloaded food at the co-op grocery store for the less fortunate, cleaned for Lincoln Federal Savings and Loan, Dr. Guptil the local dentist, the municipal building, city hall and the local post office. Besides making countless crafts for family and friends.
She is survived by her sister Shirley Hjerpe, of Rush City; sister-in-law Nellie Eiffler, of Spring Lake; nephews: Steve (Sue) Hjerpe, of Rush City, Lloyd (Karen) Olson, of Hutchinson, George Carlson, of Grantsburg, Wis., Peter (Lois) Hansen, of Minneapolis, David (Susan) Hansen, of Minneapolis, Michael (April) Hansen, of Minneapolis, James Pardun, of Siren, Wis., and William (Diane) Pardun, of Tampa, Fla.; nieces: Linda (Fred) Mell, of Brainerd, Nancy (Greg) Rosol, of Olivia, Janell (Reid) Masloski, of North Branch, Tammy (Eric) Frank, of North Branch, Deloris Bollin, of Litchfield, Lois Mae (Tom) Terning, of Sedan, Ka., Shirley Wright, of Hutchinson, Elizabeth (Dale) Tyberg, of Grantsburg, Wis., Jean (David) Francis, of Glendale, Ariz., and Rhonda (Jason) Eisenbeis, of Minneapolis; great nephews and nieces: Travis, Kati and Molly Hjerpe, Renell and Andy Masloski, Erin Rosol; special friends Dale Jaffrey and Carmon Bergeron, of Rush City, and hundreds of daycare children she raised as her own.
Jean Hansen is preceded in death by her parents Art and Ann Eiffler, husband Chuck Hansen and her brothers, Jack and Jim Eiffler.
Pastor Ruth Titus officiated Jeans funeral service at noon Saturday, March 8, 2014, with a time of visitation and reviewal one hour prior all at the Swanson Chapel in Pine City. Music was provided by Mark Olson and Pat Stenmo.
Interment will be in the Mission Covenant Cemetery in Rush City with the following active casket bearers: David Hansen, Peter Hansen, Dan Larson, Craig Larson, Joe Schoeberl, Reid Masloski and Eric Frank.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Jean Hansen are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City ~ Olson Chapel.

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