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Barbara L. Hansen, age 89, of Greenville, passed away Sunday morning, May 6, 2018 at Spectrum Health-United Hospital Rehab & Nursing Center in Greenville.  The daughter of Edward Albert & Beatrice Angelica (Munson) Schilling, she was born on October 17, 1928 at home in Montcalm Township and was a 1948 graduate of Greenville High School. 

Barbara's first job after high school was working as a bookkeeper for Meijer's when they only had stores in Greenville and Cedar Springs.  On June 9, 1950, in Grand Rapids, she married Edward Bernard Hansen and together they had four children and enjoyed 62 years of marriage. 

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and enjoyed gardening, collecting antique glass, playing the piano and organ, sewing and knitting… however, her greatest joy was in time spent with her family.  A long-time member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, she had been  active in the ladies circles and served for over 25 years as church treasurer.  With her late husband, she also participated in many of the activities of the Greasy Finger Two-Cylinder Club. After her children were grown, Barbara returned to the workforce in the office at Vining Sales and retired from the former Electrolux Home Products in Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward B. Hansen on January 2, 2013;  a son, Bernard D. Hansen; a son-in-law, Gary Quisenberry;  a grandson, Matthew Andresen; and a sister, Lois L. Schilling

Surviving are her children, Julia A.  Quisenberry of Six Lakes, Vina Carl & Brook Hansen, and Gina L. & David Andresen, all of Greenville; six grandchildren, Amy & Joe Rousseau of Gowen, Jeanne & Matt Mikiczenko of Troy, V. Carl & Tina Hansen of Texas, Edward J. & Angela Hansen of Greenville, Rachel & Christopher Mulford of Hudsonville, and Steven Andresen of Beverly Hills; eight great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Kathern M. Hansen of Greenville.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9844 SW Greenville Road (two miles south of Greenville on M-91), where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  The Rev. Betsy Kamphuis, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, will officiate and burial will take place privately at East Montcalm Cemetery.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to either St. Paul Lutheran Church or to the Spectrum Health-United Rehab & Nursing Center Activities Fund-Greenville will be available ay the church.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Barbara's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Jodi (from Kmart Pharmacy) on May 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    One of the sweetest people…I can still hear her laugh even though it’s been awhile.-á My thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

  2. Pam Jorgensen Nichols on May 24, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I had been able to come to the service. I was out of the country and just heard the news. I remember fun times with Julie at the Hansen home and her mother was always wonderful. Losing a parent is very hard. Sending love to all of you. xoxo-á

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