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Ella Hansen

Ella Hansen, of Yankton, SD, passed away Thursday August 19, 2021, at 101 years of age, at Sister James Care Center. A celebration of Ella's life will take place Saturday September 11, 2021 at JoDean's Restaurant in Yankton at 1pm.

Ella Wilhelmina Edwards was born to Minnie and Frank Edwards on January 11, 1920 in Avon, South Dakota.

Ella married George Janssen and had three children. Patricia Graber (Larry) of Yankton, Lowell Janssen (Dianna) of Yankton and Lamoine Janssen (Judith) of Mission Hill, SD.

Ella later went on to marry Virgil Hansen and spent many happy years in many places such as Puerto Rico, Virginia Islands, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Bahamas and later Mexico before retiring in Palatka, Florida.

Ella loved to bowl, dance, play bingo, card games and watch baseball and football on TV. She was also a member of the Moose and VFW. But her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ella's last few years were spent in Yankton, SD close to family and friends who meant the most to her.

Ella is preceded in death by her husband Virgil Hansen, brother Edward, sisters May and Florence and daughter Patricia Graber.

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Love you Grandma! You were special to me! I will be forever grateful that you are my Grandma.
You may have passed on and in a much better place but your memories would always live on with me.
RIP Grandma! I will never forget you and I will always love you.
Give the rest of family a hug from me and tell them I miss them too.

Ella Mae Sep 9 2021 9:24 AM

Grandma I have many many memories that I will cherish and hold dear to my heart..You always made Christmas and Thanksgiving so special for us.when we were young I hope we were able to do the same for u these past years..love you and u will be greatly missed..

KARMELA VOLOVLEK Aug 25 2021 1:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ella Hansen

KARMELA VOLOVLEK Aug 25 2021 1:26 AM

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KARMELA VOLOVLEK Aug 25 2021 1:24 AM