James "Jim" Richard Hansen, age 83 of Winona, was called to his eternal home on September 14, 2022.
Jim was born on June 21, 1939 in rural Morton, MN to James and Vera (Witti) Hansen. He was united in marriage to Beverly Jones on September 3, 1961 and together they were blessed with 3 children. Jim attended South Dakota State University and Mankato State University before he and the family made their home in Winona, MN. He spent 26 years employed at Watkins and later Hiawatha Valley Mental Health before retiring.
Jim was very active in the community as a member of the Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. He held multiple offices at the Goodview Trinity Lutheran Church and was a past president of the Jaycees. He was an Ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member of the Winona Clown Club and the Goodview Activity Group. Jim was also on the Board of Directors for Sauer and Minnesota City Boat Club and was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Boat Harbor.
If you knew Jim, you knew about his love for food and cooking! He was famous for his meatloaf and was always up for a chili dog and baked beans. Jim was an outdoorsman and appreciated spending time with family and friends while fishing and hunting. Just being on the river with family was all Jim needed to be happy. Jim and Bev were able to travel on cruises to many wonderful places and enjoyed seeing the world. He was also a man of faith and relied on it during trying times. His family was most important to him and he worked hard to attend his grandkids’ sports activities, and events. Jim will always be remembered as a kind and caring man.
Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bev; children, John (Jenny) Hansen and Kirstin (David) Schultz; grandchildren, Michael (Kate) Dunbar, Makala (Chris) Geurink, Christopher Hansen, Jeffrey Schultz (fiancé, Amber), Justine Schultz, and Jacob Hansen; great-grandchildren, Crew and Emmarie Geurink; brothers, Jay (Joyce) Hansen and Joe Hansen; as well as nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Hansen; his parents; his brothers, Jerry and John Hansen; as well as many in-laws.
A Funeral Service for Jim will be held at 11am on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Goodview Trinity Lutheran Church, 820 37th Ave, Goodview, MN, 55987. A Visitation will be held from 4 - 7pm on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the Hoff Celebration of Life Center, 3480 Service Dr, Goodview, MN 55987, as well as one hour prior to the service at church. Lunch will be served immediately following the service at the church. Jim will be laid to rest at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona. Hoff Celebration of Life Center – Goodview, is assisting the family.