Arlene passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the age of 92.
Arlene Matilda Hoffman was born Nov. 23, 1926, in Clinton, the daughter of Martin and Alma Jansen Hoffman. She attended a one-room school through eighth grade and graduated from Clinton High School in 1944. She married Eldon Hansen on Feb. 6, 1949, in Elvira. He died May 10, 1997.
Arlene worked at several offices and retired from Prudential Insurance after 28 years. She then volunteered with Mercy Auxiliary.
She was a lifelong active member of Elvira Zion Lutheran Church.
Arlene is survived by three children, Beth Hansen, of Galesburg, Illinois, Lori (Douglas) Nietert, of Marion, and Scott (Judi) Hansen, of Clinton; two grandchildren, Lindsey (Michael) Duncan, of Marion, and Marty Hansen, of Clinton; two great-granddaughters, Maddyn and Hayden Duncan; three stepgrandchildren, Kori (Craig) Avis, Joe (Amber) Nietert and Amanda (Nick) Merritt; six stepgreat grandchildren, all of Marion; a sister-in-law, Shirley Larkey; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Evelyn Fagerland and her husband John; a sister-in-law, Hazel Gruhn and her husband Glenroy; a sister-in-law, LaVonne Bott and her husband Darrell; a brother-in-law, Donald Larkey; and a niece, Krista Grant.
Memorials can be made to Elvira Zion Lutheran Church.
The family extends their gratitude to the caring staff of Prairie Hills who made Arlene’s stay there for the past seven years feel like home.