Irene Wilma Hansen, 93, of Ceresco, passed away July 12, 2020. She was born January 15, 1927 in Bennet, NE to August and Margaret (Rehm) Helms. Irene spent her adult life living in Ceresco. She was united in marriage to Marvin on May 11, 1947 in Walton, NE. They celebrated 68 years together. She worked as a waitress at the Ceresco Cafe for several years and later at The Country Kitchen in Lincoln. As her grandson RJ stated she will be remembered for her kindness, equality, selflessness, generosity, love and above all happiness. Irene was a member of Ceresco Covenant Church and Ladies Aid.
She is survived by her son, Greg Hansen, of Ceresco, daughters, Robin (Ron) Hruska, Roxanne (Wally) Strom, all of Lincoln, grandchildren Justin (Jessica) Hansen, Sean (Nikki) Hansen, Troy Hansen, Renee (Philip) Cunningham, Rachelle (Sean) McPherson, RJ (Erin) Hruska, Staci Thomas (Gerald Vossah), Jenny Thomas (Louis Costa), Jay Thomas (Amber Hespen), 17 great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Ila Helms, of Pawnee City, and brother-in-law, Ken Hanke, of Wahoo.
Preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, parents, brothers and sisters.
The family would like to give a special thanks to AsceraCare Hospice and Nye Home Health Care for their wonderful care.
Visitation will be 2:00-8:00 p.m. with family present 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020 at Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, 245 N. 27th Street, Lincoln, NE
Graveside Service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Bethlehem Covenant Cemetery, 18841 N. 98th Street, Waverly, NE
Memorials may be given to Ceresco Covenant Church –Ladies Aid, or Ceresco Fire Department.