In memory of

Gale Hansen

March 9, 1931 - January 18, 2021
From: Sac City, IA
Gale Hansen

Gale Hansen

Born: March 9, 1931
Died: January 18, 2021
Age: 89
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    Private graveside services for Gale Hansen, age 89, of Sac City, IA, will be held on January 21, 2021, at the Newell Cemetery in Newell, IA.  A public visitation will be held from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2021, at the Nain Lutheran Church in Newell.  Due to Covid-19, masks will be required and social distancing encouraged. The family is planning a celebration of life service at a later date. 
   Gale Hansen, age 89, of Sac City, IA, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA.  Gale Elmer Hansen was born on March 9, 1931, to parents Joe and Geneva (Gosch) Hansen.  He was baptized as an infant and later moved to Newell, IA in 1943. 

   On June 8, 1951, Gale was united in marriage to Carol Kladstrup at the Nain Lutheran Church in Newell, IA.  This union was blessed with three children: Mary, Sharon, and Ray. They made their home south of Newell, where Gale farmed and cared for livestock.  In 1990, they moved to Sac City, IA.

   Gale loved visiting with friends and playing cards.  Most of all, he loved and adored his kids and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Carol Hansen of Sac City, IA; children: Sharon (Chuck) Rezek of Worthington, MN, and Ray (Jill) Hansen of Churdan, IA; son-in-law Fred Anderson of Norfolk, NE; grandchildren: Shane (Stacie) Anderson, Casey (Sarah) Anderson, Becky (Jason) Toso, Sara (Brent) Johnson, Joe Rezek, Jenny (Paul) Savits, Emily (Pri) Rebollozo, Kevin (Karla) Hansen, Gyena Hansen, and Sveta Hansen; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters: Norma Johnson of Storm Lake, IA, and JoAnn Saddoris of Carroll, IA; several nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

   Gale was preceded in death by his daughter Mary Anderson, and his parents.

Memorials may be designated to: Nain Lutheran Church 441 W. Jensen St., Newell, IA 50568 or to The American Cancer Society P.O. Box 715 Des Moines, IA 50303, in remembrance of daughter Mary and his father Joe.

Private Family Graveside Services

*Celebration of Life Services are planned for a later date.*
Public Visitation
12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday
January 21, 2021
Nain Lutheran Church
Newell, Iowa
Newell Cemetery
Newell, Iowa


Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:18 PM
“Just sending our thoughts to all of you. Our families did many activities over the years and I have a spot in my for you all. I remember piano lessons and then helping Gale feed the sheep afterwards. Little memories like this are sweet me. Take care. Jeannie (Rehm) Frana”
- Jeannie Rehm Frana
Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 4:21 PM
“Sorry for your loss, Carol. I always enjoyed your visits at the family reunions.”
- Dennis Paulsen
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:56 PM
- Richard Kladstrup
Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:15 AM
“Deepest sympathy”
- Luke Druivenga
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 3:49 PM
“Hello Carol and family, Brenda just let me know about Gale. I am so sorry for your loss. My two abiding memories of Gale are him honoring our piano lessons each week and card parties at Mom and Dad's. He seemed like such a kind, gentle man. Blessings to Gale on his journey home and to all of you.”
- Debra Cook
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11:51 AM
“We were so sorry Carol to hear of your loss. We so loved playing cards with Gale and you through all the years. We will miss him.”
- Russ and Cathie Hass
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 9:23 AM
“Carol, our sincere sympathy to you and your family. God bless Gale, a wonderful guy we will miss. ”
- Jerry & Peggy
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 9:23 AM
“Carol so sorry for your loss you and Gail always made mom and dads day when you visited they treasured your friendship if we can do anything please get ahold of me ”
- Dave Youll
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 9:23 AM
“May God provide our path...Amen ”
- Dan Richards
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 9:23 AM
“My heart is breaking. What a gentle, FUN-LOVING soul we have lost. Gale had such a wonderful sense of humor... always something clever to say, all while Carol just giggled and rolled her eyes. I loved that! A genuine, happy man. I will miss you and your stories, Gale....and your sweet smile. Love to all the Hansen crew...Nancy”
- Nancy Luchtel
Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:11 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss of Gale my heart breaks for you!! Hugs and prayers Betty Luckow ”
- Betty Luckow
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