Ralph George Hansen

April 11, 1930 - April 11, 2023

Ralph George Hansen was
born April 11,1930 on the Hansen
family farm just north of Walnut to
George and Ella Hansen. Ralph
attended country schools north
of Walnut, and graduated from
Walnut high school in 1947. After
graduation Ralph worked with his
father on the farm that has now
been in the family for over 125
On May 15, 1949, Ralph was
united in marriage to Marjorie Ann
Mortensen at Bethel Baptist Church in Harlan, Iowa. They made their home at
the Hansen family farm. Ralph and Marge were the parents of Bruce Alan, Steven
Douglas, and Gail Patricia. Gail passed away at the age of four days.
Ralph passed away on April 11, 2023 having just attained the age of 93 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marge, daughter Gail, his parents George
and Ella Hansen, sister and brother-in-law Helen and Robert Wendt, brothers-inlaw
James Mortensen and Glade Custer, sisters-in-law Donna Mortensen and
Ila Custer, nephews James Custer and Jim Mortensen, and nieces Sharon and
Connie Custer.
Ralph is survived by son Bruce Hansen and his wife Therese Park of Overland
Park, KS, son Steve and his wife Marilyn of Urbandale, IA, grandsons Zach and
Ethan Hansen of Urbandale, IA, nieces and nephews.
Ralph was a dedicated and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather,
and friend to many. In earlier years he loved to travel to Colorado and Yellowstone
National Park, camping with family and friends. He was a wonderful example of
living a life of integrity, responsibility and kindness. We celebrate his life and will
miss him dearly.
An 11:30 AM Graveside
Service and Interment
was officiated by
Pastor Art Kilmer at Layton
Township Cemetery
in Walnut, Iowa on Friday,
April 14, 2023.
Pauley Jones Funeral
Home was in charge of



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