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Obituary of Elvera E. Hansen

Elvera Esther Augusta Hansen, the daughter of John August Peterson and Esther Elizabeth (Berkman) Peterson, was born July 29, 1916 at Brantford, KS and passed away on September 25, 2012 at Concordia, KS at the age of 96 years, 1 month and 24 days.
Elvera grew up in the Brantford area attending the local public schools, and later graduating from Agenda High School. She attended Kansas State University, receiving her teaching certification. Elvera taught for several years at Brantford, Talmo, the Dillahay school, and District 105 schools.
On June 10, 1945, she was united in marriage to Ole Theodore Hansen and to this union was born: JoAnn Kay and Dale August. The couple made their home in Kackley, KS for many years. They moved to Belleville, KS in 2000 and he preceded her in death on March 24, 2001. Elvera moved to Concordia, KS in 2002 to be near family.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church at Brantford, the Ada Lutheran Church, rural Kackley, KS, and later the Belleville Wesleyan Church. Elvera was always active in Church activities and ladies circles of the Church.
Elvera was preceded in death by her husband Ole Hansen, and two sisters:
Eldora Oliver and Bernice Roberts.
She is survived by one son: Dale August Hansen and wife Sandie of Salem, Oregon, and one daughter: JoAnn Kay Newman and husband Ray of Concordia, KS.; four grandchildren: Troy (Kristy) Newman of Courtland ,KS , Karody (Gary) Jueneman of Austin, TX, Nathan Newman of Concordia, KS and Andrew (Kelli) Hansen of Newton, KS; 4 great grandchildren; other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Wesleyan Church, Belleville, KS with Pastor Mark McGregor, officiating.
Interment will follow at the Ada Lutheran Cemetery, rural Kackley, KS.
Visitation will be from 1PM-9PM Wednesday and from 9AM-9PM Thursday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7PM-8PM on Thursday.
Memorials are suggested to the Belleville Wesleyan Church and be mailed in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 326, Belleville, KS 66935.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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