Warren Hansen

Warren Albert Hansen, died on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at his home in rural Marathon.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Evangelical Free Church in Albert City. Burial was in Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City. Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City was in charge of arrangements.

Warren Albert Hansen, the son of Wallace and Mildred (Erickson) Hansen, was born in Fort Dodge on June 23, 1947. He began his life on a farm near Albert City and then in 1956, the family moved to their current farmstead near Rembrandt. Warren was a graduate of Rembrandt High School and continued his education at Iowa State University in Ames where he received his bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry. He then attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. and earned his master’s degree in business administration.  Warren also served his country as a Captain in the Iowa National Guard from May 18, 1968 to Nov. 21, 1987, directly followed by service in the 103rd Corps Support Command US Reserves as a Captain for about 10 years.

Warren began his business career as a stock broker in commodities, first in Sioux City and later he moved to continue his profession in Denison. Following his father’s death he returned to the family farm to care for his mother for 14 years and managed the farming operation. After Mildred’s death, Warren continued to make his home on the farm.

His passion in life were his ponies. Warren had ponies all throughout the United States where they were being shown and trained. He was an active member of American Shetland Pony Club.  He was also a member of Albert City Evangelical Free Church.

Warren’s life is celebrated by his family which include his brother and sister-in-law, Bradley and Jayne Hansen of San Diego, Calif. He leaves behind his nephews: Jay Bradley Hansen and his wife, Vivienne Hansen of San Diego, Calif.; Ryan Albert Hansen and his wife, Amy Hansen of Studio City, Calif.; great-nephew and nieces: Hendrix Ryan Hansen, Harper Amena Hansen, Crosby Jane Hansen, Millie Magnolia Hansen and Everett Eloise Hansen.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Mildred Hansen.