July 9, 1953 – July 8, 2020
Diane Cecilia (Elbert) Hansen was born July 9, 1953 at St. Ann’s Kossuth County Hospital. Daughter of Melvin and Irene (Berger) Elbert. Diane graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School in 1971. After high school, she went to work at Snap-on, where she worked for 39 years.
On June 21, 1974, Diane was united in marriage to Roger Hansen at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Together they raised their three children in Whittemore.
Diane enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, especially football and basketball, golfing, going for walks, gardening and growing flowers. She also enjoyed going to the casino, bowling and playing 500. She especially enjoyed spending time her grandkids and boating with her family. Diane was a member of the Local 1045 union at Snap-on, Whittemore Women’s Club, and St. Michael’s Church Choir and the Rosary Society. She enjoyed volunteering at the Kossuth Regional Health Center.
Diane was a wonderful wife and mother and will be missed by her family and friends.
Diane died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society of Algona. She was 66.
She is survived by her husband, Roger of Whittemore; children, Jeremy (Kim Faber) Hansen of Elmhurst, Ill., Jacob (Lacy) Hansen of Garretson, S.D., Jenna (fiancé Jamie Wolf) of Algona; four grandchildren, Jada, Ella and Carson Hansen, and Lola Wolf; siblings, Sandi (Don) Goede of Algona, Terry (Carol) Elbert of Branson, Mo., Randy Elbert of Algona, Jeff (Tracie Zimmerman) Elbert of Evanston, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
Diane is preceded in death by her parents, sister-in-law Vickie Elbert, and brother-in-law Loren Richter.
A Funeral Mass was held Saturday, July 11, 2020, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. The Funeral Mass was livestreamed and can now be viewed on Oakcrest Funeral Services Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Easterseals of Iowa. Online condolences may be left at www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.