George Martin Hansen July 2, 1929 –Oct. 17, 2019

George Martin Hansen

George Martin Hansen, 90, of Wyoming passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Wyoming, Iowa, with a Masonic service beginning at 10:15 a.m. 

George Martin Hansen and his twin sister, Georg Anne, were born July 2, 1929 in Maquoketa to George and Adah (Martin) Hansen. George attended Elwood Schools and graduated from Wyoming High School in 1947. 

On July 16, 1950, he was united in marriage to Herta Kikuts in Lost Nation. The couple spent their life farming, fishing, mushrooming, and golfing. They spent summers on the Mississippi River and wintered in south Texas. 

George was an active 50-plus year member as a Mason and Eastern Star. He served as President of Little Bear Country Club, Iowa State Extension Council member ‘72-‘75, was a Timer 15-plus years at John Byers Invitational Wrestling Tournament, Wyoming Fair Board, and Jones County Pork Producers. Awards include: 1977 FHA Farm Family of the Year, Iowa Master Corn Grower, and Iowa Trophy Deer Hunter. 

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Herta; his children Shirley (Denny) Coon of Oxford Junction, Kenneth (Mary) Hansen of Wyoming, Barbara (Doug) Schroeder of Decorah, and Kevin Hansen of Maquoketa; six grandchildren, David (Carrie) Coon, Kraig (Dana) Hansen, Abby (Paul) Peterson, Sarah Espeseth, Elizabeth Hansen and Devvin Schroeder; nine great-grandchildren Brianna, Faith, Kale, Paige, Ryann, Alexx, Erynn, Michael and Meredith; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Rex, Dale, and Bill; and sisters Charlene, Maxine, Doris, Ellen, Georg Anne and Mary. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Zion American Lutheran Church or Camp Wyoming. 


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