Lillian Hansen - May 09, 2010
Lillian Tekla Marie Hansen, age 86, of Ogallala, Neb. passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010 at the Ogallala Community Hospital. She was born July 3, 1932 at Ogallala the daughter of Joseph and Matilda (Cours) Jasnoch.
Lillian grew up in Ogallala and attended the Ogallala High School. She married Troy Jeffres in November of 1949 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ogallala. She was employed at the Montgomery Wards store in Ogallala. They moved to Arizona where Troy passed away in January of 1962.Lillian moved back to Ogallala later that year and was employed at TRW.
She married Grant Hansen at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ogallala in October of 1963.They made their home in Arthur before moving to Ogallala where Grant started his trenching and digging business. They bought an acreage north of Ogallala where they enjoyed raising a garden to share with their friends.
Lillian enjoyed people.She was known for her friendliness and her hugs. She enjoyed family, playing cards and going to the Senior Center. She and Grant also enjoyed attending the grandchildren’s school activities. She was known as “Granny or Grandma,” the name given to her by Grant.
She was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church and was involved with the Altar Society, Rosary group and the prayer chain. Lillian had many friends at the Ogallala Housing and the Keith County Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Troy Jeffres and Grant Hansen; sisters, Lucille, Evangeline Jeffres and Lavina Devino; and brothers, Gilbert and Longene Jasnoch.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne and husband Harvey Brott of Elsie, Neb.; Grandchildren, Shelia and husband Brian Mahler of Mesa, Ariz., Doug and wife De Ann Brott of North Platte, Neb., Barbara and husband Kent Larsen of Minden, Neb., Jill and husband Steve Terry of Omaha; great- grandchildren, Kristen Mahler, Lauren and Landon Brott, Shelby and Alex Larsen, and Noel Terry; sister, Carolyn and husband Marvin Romig of Oshkosh, Neb.; brothers Myron “Bud” and wife Jodie Jasnoch of Ogallala, Edwin and wife Joan Jasnoch of Oshkosh; sister-in-law, Nancy Jasnoch of Ogallala; brother-in-law, Pat Devino of North Platte; and many nieces and nephews including Connie Whittemore of Ogallala.
Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 at the Gubser Funeral Chapel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 13 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church with Fr. Bryan Ernest as celebrant.
Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to gubserfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to the Keith County Senior Center or St. Luke’s Catholic Church in her memory.
Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.