Mary Hansen

Mar. 30, 1920-Mar. 21, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Hansen,

99, passed away peace-

fully on 21 March sur-

rounded by her sons at

the Garrison Benedictine

Living Center. Private

funeral services will be

held on Monday at 10:30

am at St. Nicholas Cathol-

ic Church in Garrison.

Burial will be at the

church cemetery.

Mary was born on 30

March 1920 in the Emmet

community, North Dako-

ta, to John and Myrtle Ko-

varik. She married Clem

Hansen in 1940 and

raised 5 sons in Garris-

on. Together with Clem

they built a custom har-

vesting business that en-

compassed 5 states for 41

years until Clem passed.

She then continued with

the harvesting business

with her two youngest

sons until 1995. She

loved the harvest tempo

and had made many

friends from Texas to

North Dakota. At age 85

she could still be found in

the bed of a farm truck

shoveling grain or jump-

ing on a trampoline with

grandchildren. She lov-

ed to fish and garden but

most of all she loved to

chat with her friends over

coffee or bridge games.

Mary was preceded in

death by her husband

Clem, son John, grandson

Steven, her parents John

and Myrtle Kovarik and

seven siblings: Lucille,

Johnny, Peter, Tessie,

Curtis, Kaywin, and Cath-

erine. She is survived

by: four sons, Roger (Imel-

da) of Albuquerque, NM;

James (Kathy) of Colorado

Springs, CO; Paul of

Bismarck, ND; Michael

(Brandy) of Colorado

Springs, CO; 12 grandchil

dren, 8 great-grandchild-

ren, 1 great-great-grand-

son and many nieces and