Geanive “Jenny” Hansen, 86, of North Platte passed away on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at Great Plains Health. She was born on June 16, 1931 in Moorefield to Anton and Annetta (Speck) Nelsen.

Jenny Hansen

Jenny attended North Platte public schools, graduating from North Platte High School.

On Aug. 15, 1948 she married Edwin J. Hansen Sr. at the First Lutheran Church in North Platte. The couple lived in North Platte where Jenny raised their five children.

Later she worked and managed Schwesers Yard Stick, J.M. McDonalds, So Fro in the Mall, and the House of Fabric. Jenny was a collector of dolls and had a room dedicated for them.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, was a 4-H leader, PTA Life Member, was a judge in sewing contests and was a caretaker for all those around her.

She will be remembered as an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Edwin of North Platte; children, Leita (Larry) Hatch, Connie (Rick) Springer, Loreen “Shub” Covington, Sherry Janak, and Eddie (Sylvia), all of North Platte; sister, Keta (Bill) Carlson of Axtell; grandchildren, Jebb (Laura) Hatch, Rocky (Jessica) Hatch, Lindsey (Ryan) Bachman, Emily (Anthony) McCreery, Allison (Winston) Ryan, Benj Covington, Molly Janak, Jake Janak, Brandon Hansen, Brady (Maria) Hansen, and Kaitlyn Hansen; 14 great-grandchildren; and other family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Loretta (Bob) Ogier; nephews, Jimmy and Lennes; in-laws, M.E. and Hazel Hansen; and brother-in-law, Chuck Tilford.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 at the First Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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