Helen M. Hansen, 89, of Evansdale, died Monday, August 6, at LaPorte City Specialty Care. She was born January 1, 1929 in Granville, daughter of Paul and Mary Ahles Richter. She married Alfred N. Hansen on February 26, 1949 in Sheldon. He died July 13, 1986. Helen was employed with Chamberlin Manufacturing Company for 25 years, retiring in 1991. Survivors include: five daughters, Audrey (Tom) Brunko and Shirley (Ray) Garris, both of Washburn, Debbie (Brian) Hogan of Waterloo, Janice Hansen of Evansdale and Amy (Bennie) Atkins of Raymond; two sons, Dennis (Cherie) Hansen of Mobile, Alabama and Lyle Hansen of Waterloo; 15 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren; a sister, Delores Benner of Henderson, Nevada and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: two grandchildren; and four brothers, Lawrence, Melvin, Laverne and Leonard Richter. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at our South Street location, where there will be a 4 p.m. Legion of Mary rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil service. Visitation will continue at the church for an hour before services on Friday. Memorials may be directed to Queen of Peace Catholic Church or LaPorte City Specialty Care. Helen enjoyed playing bingo and going to see and gamble with her favorite sister, Dee, in Las Vegas. She was active embroidering kitchen towels, reading, wording on puzzles and spending time with her family.
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