Katherine Hansen, 82, of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of Ogallala, Neb., died Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Brookdale Kearney Northridge.
Katherine was born April 19, 1936 in Tilden, Neb., to Herman and Patty (Plagge) VanDieken. She attended school in Meadow Grove, Neb., and Stanton, Neb., and was a 1953 graduate of Stanton High School.
On Sept. 14, 1954, Katherine was united in marriage to Norman Hansen at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stanton.
Katherine was employed as a cook at Stanton Public schools and Farm Bureau. She worked at Grant Floral with her daughter Brenda from 1984 to 1993. She later worked at Alco until her retirement in 2013 after 20 years of employment.
Katherine moved to Kearney in May of 2017. She enjoyed playing cards and calling BINGO. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting, sewing and traveling. Katherine cherished the time spent with her daughters Brenda and Fauneil, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Katherine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman Hansen; daughter Lisa K. Hansen; brother Ted (Rita) VanDieken and brother-in-law Charles Cole.
Survivors include her two daughters, Brenda (Randy) Styskal of Grant, Neb., Fauneil (Jim) Meier of Elm Creek, Neb.; three grandsons, Joshua (Stephanie) Meier, Todd (Candice) Meier and Scott (Jody) Meier; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Alexander, Miley, Maizy, Kyler, Jayden, Madelyn and Grayson; sister Glendoris Cole of Hastings, Minn.; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Kearney Public Library or the Perkins County Historical Society. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. Services are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.
A memorial service will be Friday, July 20 at 2 p.m. CT at the O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home with Rev. John Long officiating.
Inurnment will take place at 11 a.m. CT Saturday at the Stanton Cemetery with Rev. Ryan Taylor officiating. A lunch will follow at the Stanton VFW.