Margie Hanken

December 28, 1930 - April 23, 2013

Margie Hanken, age 86, died on April 23, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Cedar Rapids.  

Funeral services will be held 10:30 Thursday morning, April 27, 2017 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery.  Rev. Wade Reddy will officiate at the services.   Friends may call from 5 until 7 Wednesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at

Margie was born December 28, 1930 in Scotch Grove, Iowa to and Emil and Ann Petersen, Paulsen.   She attended Scotch Grove #6 school in her early years and later years the Monticello Community Schools.

She married Gene Hanken in 1949 and they farmed together in Scotch Grove for 41 years.   After Gene’s death in 1990, Margie relocated to Monticello and began the Decorating Workshop with her sewing and design talents.  You would always find her sewing, gardening, doing needle work, volunteering and going to her many children and grandchildren’s events.  She was an unquestioned cornerstone in each of her girl’s families.

She is survived by her daughters: Mary (Raymond) Main, Cindy (Douglas) Dawson, and Julie Hanken,  grandchildren: Ann, Michael and Jenny, Emily and Tim, and Benjamin and Melissa, 11 great- grandchildren and a sister Sara Paulsen also surviving are many nieces, nephews and step-children.


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