Barbara Hansen, 86, Le Mars | Obituaries

LE MARS—Barbara Ann “Bobbi” Hansen, 86, of Le Mars, handed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, on the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. 

Barbara Ann Schilmoeller was born on June 17, 1937, on a farm close to Germantown, the daughter of Alphonse and Helen (Kellen) Schilmoeller. Bobbi was raised in Granville. As youngster she had a paper route and later labored as a phone operator earlier than graduating from St. Joseph Excessive Faculty on Might 23, 1954. We all the time laughed when she informed us her phone quantity was 21 Granville. After highschool, she moved to Le Mars, the place she labored within the dietary division at Sacred Coronary heart Hospital.

On Aug. 31, 1957, Bobbi and Herman Miller had been united in marriage. She continued her profession within the kitchen at numerous eating places within the space in addition to working on the Tremendous America comfort retailer in Le Mars. She then took a place on the Plymouth Manor Care Heart and labored as their meals service supervisor for 25 years. She was all the time complimented on her home made meals. 

After her retirement from Plymouth Manor she labored on the Lighthouse Café the place she was well-known for Aunt Bobbi’s Pan Fried Rooster (the Tuesday particular) and her home made pies, soups and salads. She continued working there after it modified over to J&J Cafe.

On July 14, 1983, Bobbi and Clifford Hansen, Sr., had been united in marriage. Bobbi and Cliff spent many good instances with their pals and households at their second dwelling on the river, particularly with Wayne and Violet and Mike and Susan Burgess. 

Most essential was her household, particularly her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Being a Grandma is what she did finest! She was very pleased with every considered one of them. Despite the fact that she cooked for a residing, considered one of her favourite actions was cooking for her household. Bobbi’s door was all the time open and also you by no means left hungry. As her kids had been rising up, she loved going tenting and fishing in the summertime.

Bobbi was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan. She couldn’t comprise her pleasure when she attended the Vikings recreation in Minnesota. She might cheer them on like none different. She additionally loved the Iowa Hawkeyes and watching the baseball playoffs with Cliff. She and Cliff preferred to sit down on the patio and watch the birds on their many hen feeders within the yard. She cherished to go to storage gross sales and the Goodwill so as to add to her big cookbook assortment. She spent many Tuesday nights taking part in bingo on the Eagles Membership. She loved scratching lottery tickets and shared her ardour by handing out scratch tickets to her household on Christmas Eve. She adored her Miniature Schnauzers, Heather, Holly and Hanna. She additionally cherished sitting in her chair snuggling up with Hunter canine.

She shall be missed by her kids, Susan Hansen of Le Mars, Beverly (Burt) Mason of Elk Level, South Dakota, Shari (Mark) Frerichs of Le Mars, Cliff (Jacquie) Hansen of Le Mars, Jeff (Wanda) Miller of Le Mars, Beth (Rob) Farmer of Le Mars, Russ (Kim) Hansen of Corrinth, Texas and Troy Miller of Le Mars; grandchildren, Chad Mason, Matthew (Melissa) Mesner, Katrina (Chad) Waples, Kyle (Cassie) Miller, Andrea (Brandon) Anderson, Tom (Emili) Miller, Jennie (Joe Clarey) Hanstein, Megan (Andrew) Nelson, Nikki (Eric) Nuzum, Erica (Joey Richters) Lee, Amanda (Mike Gomez) Farmer, Michael (Brittany) Farmer, Chris (Stephanie) Hansen, Jared Hansen, Stephanie (Keith) Campbell, Dustin (Amie) Arens, Matthew (Carie) Arens, Laura (Chris) Helmrichs, Kari L. Frerichs, Chris (Andrea) Frerichs, Justin (Kari R.) Frerichs, Nick Frerichs, Travis (Serena) Hansen, Megan Hansen, Kameren (Kayleigh) Hansen, Connor Hansen. 65 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia (Dick) McDougall of Iowa Metropolis, Marge Kool of Sioux Metropolis, Victoria (John) Robbins of Elkhorn, Nebraska; brothers, Fred (Peg) Schilmoeller of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Dale Schilmoeller of Sergeant Bluff; sisters-in-law, Nancy Hansen of Lafayette, Louisiana, Grace Fouts of Onawa; in addition to quite a few nieces and nephews.

Bobbi was preceded in loss of life by her dad and mom; husband, Clifford Hanson, Sr.; a son, Michael Miller; great-granddaughter Jaelynn Anderson; great-great-grandson, Jett Lee James Potratz; sisters, Mary VanderMolen, Marla Boyer, Drema Schilmoeller; sisters-in-law, Berniece Stockfelth, Helen Hart, Hazel Thies, Betty Barth, and Luella Heinse; brothers-in-law, John VanderMolen, Dudley Kool, Gene Barth, Robert, Hurby, Chet, Kyle and Jack Hansen; and nephews, Joe Fouts, Terry VanderMolen, and Brad VanderMolen. 

Funeral companies occurred at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, on the Mauer – Johnson Funeral House in Le Mars. The Rev. Christian Meier officiated.  Burial will happen at a later date at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation started at 1 p.m., Monday on the funeral dwelling. 

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