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Re: Obituary


Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 6/14/2017 at 23:07:32

In Response To: Obituary (Sandra Turner)

You have incorrect dates with the names you are researching. They should be;

Thomas Arthur Hansen
March 10, 1908 -- April 8, 1961
Born in Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Died in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa

Eva Ione (Dunfee) Hansen
January 14, 1908 --– August 30, 1991
Born near Renwick, Wright, Iowa
Died in Eveleth, St. Louis, Minnesota

Their Daughter:

Phyllis Juanita Hansen King
February 13, 1937 ---– February 10, 2001

Phyllis J. King, 63, of Lake Vermilion-Tower, a long-time Iron Range resident, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Lake Vermilion [Minnesota] after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. She resided in Gilbert for many years and later moved to Lake Vermilion near Tower, where she had lived for the past 10 years.

Phyllis Hansen King was born in Britt, Iowa, on Feb. 13, 1937, to Thomas and Eva (Dunfee) Hansen. She became a Minnesotan at an early age and was raised in Remer, Minn., where she graduated from high school in 1956. She married at a young age and spent time as a homemaker and mother of six children. In 1973 she resumed her education, receiving her registered nursing degree from Hibbing Community College. In 1980 she completed her bachelor of science degree from Bemidji State University and also received her nursing home administrator’s license from the University of Minnesota. Phyllis was a well-known expert in the field of long-term health care. She served with many state associations and boards during her career. She worked at the White Community Hospital in Aurora and at the Virginia Regional Medical Center. The majority of her career was spent in long-term health care, filling various positions with the Arrowhead Health Care Centers in Virginia and Eveleth. Phyllis partnered and worked with her soul mate, Philip K. Schumacher, until his death in 1997. Jointly they built Arrowhead Health Alternatives and Rehabilitation Agencies. In 1997 she became a consultant with Pathways Health Services of White Bear Lake, Minn. Phyllis built many lasting friendships during her career, which she deeply cherished.

She is survived by her brother, David (Janet) Hansen of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Teresa (Greg) Hadash of Virginia, Mary (Bennie) DiMatteo of Big Lake, Minn., Janet (Len) Kokal of Virginia and Diane (Paul) Grahek of Chisholm; one son, John (Tara Stechmiller) King of Englewood, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews. Many friends and acquaintances will sadly miss her. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Papin; granddaughter, Jessica Papin; mother, Eva Hansen; and aunt, Gladys Carl.

SERVICES: Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gilbert. The Rev. Frank Perkovich will be celebrant. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert and for one hour before the service at the church. Interment at a later date. Memorial contributions can be sent to the Hibbing Community College Nursing Scholarship Fund, 1515 E. 25th St., Hibbing MN 55746, or those wishing to donate to the South American charities, please contact Paul Grahek at 218-254-2015.

Mesabi Daily News --- Virginia, Minnesota
February 13, 2001

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