Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, January 27, 1949
PIONEER RESIDENT PASSES AWAY HERE
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon of this week at the Lewis Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Metha Hansen, resident of Phillips County since 1909. Mrs. Hansen passed away January 22 at the Holyoke hospital after being bedfast at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Agnes Critchlow, since November 15, 1948.
The following is her life history as read by Rev. Oliver W. Brock:
Metha Maria, daughter of Broder and Christina Dinnsen, was born in Germany, September 30, 1874 and passed away at the local hospital Saturday evening, January 22, at the age of 74 years, three months, and 22 days. She was baptized as a child in the Grace Lutheran church.
At the age of thirteen, Mrs. Hansen came to America with her parents and settled in Nebraska. On March 27, 1894 she was married to Ole Hansen, and two sons and two daughters blessed their home. One son, Walter, died when 10 days old. In 1909 Mrs. Hansen came with her husband and three children to Colorado. They lived on their farm northeast of Holyoke until twelve years ago when she was stricken with arthritis and they had to move to town.
Mr. Hansen passed away September 2, 1942, but Mrs. Hansen continued to live alone until November 15, 1948 when she became bedfast and was taken to the home of her daughter, where she remained until three days before her death. Mrs. Hansen was a patient sufferer, a kind devoted mother and was loved by all that knew her well.
Those left to mourn her passing are her three children, Elmer Hansen and Agnes Critchlow of Holyoke, Malvina Krueger of Compton, California, one sister, four brothers, ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.
Miss Lorene McWilliams and Mrs. Oliver W. Brock and Mrs. Fred C. Hagemann, pianist furnished special music for the services. Pallbearers were: George Miller, D.F. Sagehorn, Perl Balderson, Rex Evans, Roy Gebhart and William Prussman. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Lewis Funeral Home and interment was in the Holyoke cemetery.
Metha Maria (Dinnsen) Hansen
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