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Iona B. Hansen

November 23, 1927 September 2, 2019
Iona B. Hansen
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Iona Bette Hansen, 91, of Richland Center, died September 2, 2019 at Pine Valley Community Village in Richland Center. She was born on November 23, 1927 in Simpson Valley, the daughter of Joseph B. and Mable C. (Simpson) McClaren. When her father became Sheriff of Richland County, they lived in the Richland County Jail during his several terms and her mother’s term as the first female Sheriff in the state of Wisconsin (as you can imagine no one ever brought her home late from a date). She graduated from Richland Center High School in 1945. Iona worked at Schultz Brothers after graduation and then several years at the Carnation plant. She met the love of her life Howard L Hansen and they got married at the Park Street Christian Church on May 15, 1949. She enjoyed knitting, rosemaling, quilting, and baking bread. Many of her projects earned blue ribbons at the Richland County Fair. Iona also enjoyed playing cards and was an original member of the 21 club (all members were 21 when they started and continued to play for over 50 years together). She was a member of the Park Street Christian Church.

Iona is survived by 3 daughters: Joni (Rick) Fredrick of Brookfield, Karin Hansen of Richland Center, Tami (Joe) Meier of Oregon; 3 grandchildren: Dr. Kari (Tim Weaver) Fredrick of Chicago, Katie (Pete) Eide of Brookfield, Alec Meier of Madison; 2 great-grandchildren: Evan and Olivia Weaver of Chicago; and baby Eide on the way, her cat Maki, dear friend Anita Alexander, many other relatives and friends.

Iona was preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard, infant brother Joe and sister Beatrice Wilson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Pratt Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery with a luncheon to follow in the Pratt Community Hall. Friends may call at the Pratt Memorial Chapel on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00 AM until the time of service. The family suggests memorials in Iona’s name be made to the Park Street Christian Church or Ocooch Mountain Humane Society. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences may be made at prattfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

7

Sep

10:00 AM 9/7/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

7

Sep

11:00 AM 9/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service

120 North Park Street
Richland Center, WI 53581

Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service
120 North Park Street Richland Center 53581 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Richland Center Cemetery Final Resting Place

1300 N Park St
Richland Center, WI 53581

1300 N Park St Richland Center 53581 WI
United States
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