The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 15, 2014

Verna Hansen

Clinton Herald


Verna Hansen, 86, of Sun City Center, Florida formerly of Clinton, Iowa passed away Monday, January 6, 2014 at South Bay Hospital.

She was born October 29, 1927 in Miles, Iowa the daughter of Mathias and Irene (Gruhn) Moeller. She married Melvin Hansen, November 30, 1957.

Verna graduated from Miles High School. She retired from Eagles Discount Supermarket in March, 1984 after 22 years of service. When living in Clinton she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She and Mel moved permanently to Florida in 2005 to enjoy their senior years.

She is survived by a son Randall Nielsen (Cathryn) of Temple Terrace, Florida, a daughter Nancy Nielsen, Sun City Center, Florida. Three grandchildren Sara (Dan) Drayer, Longwood, Florida, Ryan (Katie) Nielsen Plymouth, Minnesota, and Corporal Adam (Jennifer) Nielsen Oceanside, California, two great granddaughters Carly in California and Lexie in Minnesota and one step great grandson Alex in Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, brother, and loving husband.

She was cremated at Serenity Meadows. A small memorial for her family in Florida will be held in February when all family will be present. A future memorial service in Iowa is pending so she can join her husband at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

The family wishes donations be made to the South Bay Medical Hospital in Sun City Center in her name.