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Arlene Hansen

October 9, 1921 — August 11, 2012

Arlene Hansen, age 90 of Cannon Falls, died peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Spring Garden Lutheran Church, 10239 County 1 Blvd, Cannon Falls with Rev. Nick Fisher-Broin officiating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 pm at Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Highway 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls and also for one hour prior to the service at church. Arlene Showers Hansen was born on October 9, 1921 in Livingston, Wisconsin, the oldest of five siblings. She was the daughter of Leroy and Nina Kreisler. She married Howard L. Showers on April 15, 1940. They moved to Cannon Falls in 1946 so Howard was closer to his work with Northwestern Airlines where he worked as a pilot. Arlene was a stay-at-home mom for years before working as an evening supervisor at Kid Duds. Later she worked as a cook at the Mineral Springs Center and the Cannon Falls High School. During her summers she worked as a cook at the Cannon Falls Boy Scout Camp. She also worked as a cook at Barney's Pizza for a couple of years. After retirement she was an active member of Spring Garden Church helping the ELCA. She was a devoted volunteer who delivered Meals on Wheels up until her death. She loved growing flowers, arts and crafts, working in her garden and baking. She had a deep love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arlene was married to Willis Hansen on October 18, 1986 at the Congregational Church in Cannon Falls. They lived in Mankato, Minnesota for five years before moving back to Cannon Falls in 1992. They have lived at Riverside Terrace since that time. She is survived by her husband, Willis; children, Ray Showers of Prescott, WI, Stephen (Phyllis) Showers of Welch, MN, Michael Showers of Pine City, MN, Nina (David) Pagel of Cannon Falls, Jeffrey (Diane) Showers of Ankey, IA and Sheryl Robles of Cannon Falls, 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kerry (Helen) Kreisler, Greg (Delores) Kreisler and Randall Kreisler; step-son, Don (Karen) Hansen and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by five grandchildren, Raymond Showers, Justin and Abbey Showers, Jeff McDonald, Arica Pagel; daughter-in-law, Sara Showers and sister Judith McElroy.

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

Previous Events

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lundberg Funeral Home

5839 Hwy 19 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Spring Garden Lutheran Church

10239 Co 1 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

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