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Shirley Ann Hansen

June 15, 1936 — August 28, 2022

Shirley Ann Hansen, the daughter of Henry Blohm and Mary (Mathisen) Blohm, was born June 15, 1936, in Carroll, Iowa and passed away August 28, 2022, at The Friendship Home in Audubon at the age of 86 years, 2 months, and 13 days.

Shirley was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church. She was the youngest of seven children. They grew up west of Hamlin, Iowa. Shirley attended rural schools. When she was in High School her parents retired and the family moved into Audubon where Shirley graduated from the Audubon High School with the Class of 1954. She then went to work at the First State Bank in Audubon. Shirley moved to Des Moines, Iowa and was employed as a bookkeeper at Bankers Trust until 1959 when she returned to Audubon.

In 1959 she was united in marriage to Dalton D. Hansen at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon. Along with Dalton’s daughter Lorrie they were blessed with three more children Connie, Pattie and Corley. Shirley was the typical farmer’s wife, she helped Dalton operate the farm and made sure that the farm crews that helped them were well fed. After Shirley finished farming, she was employed by several area businesses which included Skelnar Publishing and Talbot-Carlson Inc. She then started working at the Friendship Home as a cook. Later, because of her love for taking care of people, she became a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. With her caring abilities she helped train many aides who later became CNAs. Shirley worked for a number of years at the Friendship Home. Later she worked for Jumbo Jack’s where she assembled cookbooks until she retired in 2005. During retirement, Shirley helped her daughter care for her newborn twins.

Shirley was a member of the Hamlin Lutheran Church until it closed then became a member at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon. She was also a member of the America Legion and VFW Auxiliaries. Shirley enjoyed playing cards especially pitch. She always enjoyed the Audubon County Memorial Hospital card marathon. Shirley also enjoyed bowling, bingo, word search. putting puzzles together. watching game shows, and playing video solitaire. She loved her walks and the outdoors and having coffee with friends, and always looked forward to Friday Girl’s Night Out. But most fulfilling for her was spending time with her family.

Preceding her in death were her son Corley Hansen and son-in-law Ken McPherson; her parents Henry Blohm and Mary (Mathisen) Blohm, her brothers and sisters Emmert and wife Jane Blohm, Harvey and wife Marie Blohm, Louis and wife Genevieve Blohm, Ruby Jensen, Rose Mary and husband Roland Hansen and Herbert and wife June Blohm.

Survivors include her children Lorrie Davis (Tom McCollum) of Winnebago, Minnesota; Connie McPherson (Brian Schmidt) of Audubon, Iowa and Pattie Frohlich of Harlan, Iowa; her grandchildren: Jeremy Davis of Coon Rapids, Iowa; Jenny Davis of Columbia, South Carolina ; Dawn (Jeff) Martin of Des Moines, Iowa ;Leslie (Brian) Sporrer Audubon, Iowa; Adam (Brook) McPherson of Ames, Iowa; Jesse (Britni) Olson of Hamlin, Iowa; Wendy Olson of Ankeny, Iowa; Teya Frohlich and Tytan Frohlich both of Harlan, Iowa; Brent Garrity-Hansen of Des Moines, Iowa; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; her brother-in-law LeRoy Jensen of Colorado Springs, Colorado; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will meet with friends on Saturday morning, September 3rd, 2022, from 9:00 until the time of the service at the Our Saviour’s Church in Audubon, Iowa. Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted by Pastor Dan Beattie on Saturday morning, September 3rd, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Audubon. Inurnment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery.


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Visitation

Saturday, September 3, 2022

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

326 Leroy Street, Audubon, IA 50025

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Saturday, September 3, 2022

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Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

326 Leroy Street, Audubon, IA 50025

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Maple Grove Cemetery

, Audubon, IA 50025

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