Mildred Hansen Obituary

Mildred  Hansen
Polly Hansen
Mildred Hansen

December 6, 1913 - February 23, 2010
Born in Redfield, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Mildred "Polly" Hansen, 96, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 am, Friday at Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Bishop Drumm with burial following at Glendale Cemetery.

Polly was born December 6, 1913 in Redfield, Iowa and lived most of her life in the greater Des Moines area. She met her future husband, Ted Hansen, while working at Barbara's Bake Shop. Together they raised five children. Polly worked at Farley's Super Value, Younkers and Look Magazine/CDS. She was a member of ABWA, a former member of the Basilica of St. John and St. Pius X Catholic Church and she volunteered over 1, 000 hours at Mercy Hospital. Polly enjoyed gardening, long walks and travel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Hansen; parents, Perry and Helen (Cook) Harden; brothers, Neal and Jack Harden; and one great grandson.

Polly is survived by her sister, Frances Bradow of Missouri; her children, Sally (Jerome) Rader of Missouri, Joyce (Dave) James of Ankeny, Mary Tibbetts and John (Kathy Lindgren) Hansen all of Urbandale and Ted (Marsha) Hansen of Huachuca City, Arizona. Polly also leaves 18 grand kids, 22 great grand kids and one great great grandson. She also leaves behind five step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren.

Polly lived out the last 14 years of her life as a "lively" and much loved resident of the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center. Visitation will be 5 to 7 pm, Thursday at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel with a Rosary at 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Drumm, 5837 Winwood Drive in Johnston, Iowa 50131.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, February 25, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Bishop Drumm
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131
Friday, February 26, 2010
9:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, February 26, 2010