Kay Jean Hanson

  • BORN: September 22, 1941
  • DIED: February 4, 2018
  • LOCATION: Onawa, Iowa

Kay Jean Hanson, 76, of Onawa, Iowa, formerly of Dunlap, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ute, Iowa with Reverend Christopher LaBoube officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery in Ute. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.

Kay was born on Sept. 22, 1941, near Mapleton, Iowa to William "Bill" Harold and Doris Alta (Kendall) Gregerson. Kay grew up in the Mapleton area where she attended school and graduated from Mapleton High School in 1959.

Kay worked several jobs throughout her life, including being the manager and cook at the Feedbunk Cafe in Moorhead, Iowa, a cashier at Ampride in Denison, as well as working as a cashier and garden center employee at Walmart in Denison, Iowa.

Kay and Bert L. Hanson were united in marriage on June 19, 1993, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute. She enjoyed traveling with Bert.

Kay also enjoyed caring for outdoor plants, cooking, entertaining and family gatherings. She loved raising her daughters, spending time with family and attending grandchildren's events.

Kay was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute.

Survivors include her husband, Bert L. Hanson of Onawa; daughter, Sara (Neddermeyer) Cline and her husband, Rick of Omaha, NE; daughter, Rita (Neddermeyer) Brodersen and her husband, Craig of Charter Oak, IA; two step-sons, Lynn Hanson of Litchfield, MN and Charlie Hanson of Atlantic, IA; five grandchildren, Tyler Corbitt of Portland, OR, Breanna Corbitt of Newton, IA, Kendall Corbitt of West Des Moines, IA, Justin Ferraro of Omaha, NE and Molly Cline of Omaha, NE; one great-grandson, Corbin Rosburg; five step-grandchildren, Curt (Lori) Hanson of Cokato, MN, Tara (Greg) Wagner of Fergus Falls, MN, Cody Hanson of Atlantic, IA, Travis (Emily) Hanson of Atlantic, IA, and Kaye Lanie (Ryan) Colling of Granger, IA; eleven step-great-grandchildren, Maddi Hanson, Gracie Hanson, Ella Hanson, Ben Hanson, Alyssa Wagner, Emma Wagner, Isaac Wagner, Lilly Hanson, Gunnar Colling, Emmet Hanson, and Olivia Hanson; one step-great-great-grandson, Elijah Robinson; two sisters, Mary McDonnell of Bellevue, NE and Ruth Hesse of Mapleton, IA; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Doyle Gregerson, Lois Gregerson, Catherine Ripley and Howard Gregerson.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com.


“ Sorry to hear of Kay Jean's passing. She was always very good to me and my dat through some trying times. Hope you girls are doing well. Randall P. ”

Posted by: randall pryor - woodbine, IA

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