Walter R. Hansen

Date posted - November 11, 2012

Walter R. Hansen, 62, of Alton, IA, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Orange City Area Health System Hospital in Orange City, IA, after a brief illness with cancer.

Funeral Service will be Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton, IA with Rev. Terry Roder officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton.  Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.  Condolences may be sent online to

Walter was born Sept. 9, 1950, at LeMars, IA, the son of Joseph and Judith (Streff) Hansen. He was raised in the Alton area and graduated from Spalding Catholic High School in 1968. He then entered the 185th Air National Guard at Sioux City, IA, and after completing six months duty, was employed at the Sioux City Airbase. After leaving the guard, he was self- employed as a carpenter, worked for Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. at Remsen and then Advance Brands at Orange City, IA.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church at Alton. He enjoyed helping on the family farm, attending auctions, fishing and boating and collecting antique tools. He was a supportive uncle, attending the various activities of nieces and nephews in the area. 

Survivors include 3 brothers and 2 sisters: James Hansen of Austin, TX and his children, Jennifer and Holly; JoAnn Hansen of Scottsdale, AZ; Edward and his wife Audrey Hansen of Alton and their children, Mark (Rita) Hansen, Kris (Paul) Althouse, Matthew (Tammy) Hansen, Lisa (Benjamin) Whitmore, Jenna (Craig) Anthofer; Carol Hansen and her husband Tom Dusbabek of Scottsdale, AZ and their children Joe and Aaron; Bob and his wife Brenda Hansen of Greenfield, IA and their children, Ross, Stephen, Tim and Lizz.

Preceded by: his parents, 2 sisters, Shirley and Debbie both in infancy and a nephew, Raymond Hansen in infancy.

Casket Bearers:Mark, Matthew, Stephen and Tim Hansen, Craig Anthofer, Paul Althouse.

Memorials may be directed to Orange City Home Health and Hospice.



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