Gladys Hansen of Perry


Gladys Hansen, 98, of Perry passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa.

A graveside service will be held at the Peoples Cemetery in rural Woodward Monday, April 15 at 11 a.m., with a time of gathering and luncheon to follow at the Bouton Community Center.

Memorials will be given to Bouton Betterment Committee and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Gladys Theresa Hansen was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Clarion, Iowa, to Oliver Edward and Anna Louisa (Clementz) Hirschi.

She attended the Bouton High School, graduating with the class of 1938.

Gladys was united in marriage to Harold William Hansen at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bouton Aug. 25, 1946.

She worked as a switchboard operator for Northwestern Bell for several years and then as a farm wife.

Gladys was active in helping with Bouton Sauerkraut Days, Bouton Breakfast and at the Forest Park Museum.

She enjoyed researching her family’s genealogical history.

In death she rejoins her husband, Harold; parents, Oliver and Anna; and a sister, Esther Seeman.

Left to cherish Gladys’ memory are her son, Michael (Stephanie) Hansen of Bouton; grandchildren, Jeremy (Tisha) Hansen of Waukee, Rebecca (Brian) Steenhoek of Grimes and Sarah (Diogo) Craveiro of Pleasant Hill; and great-grandchildren, Leah and Jace Hansen, Owen, Emma and Harper Steenhoek and Clara Craveiro.


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