Jerold Dean Hansen son of Henry and Clara Hansen was born on September 30, 1937. He attended school at Havelock, IA where he graduated from high school in 1955. Jerry was a member of the Methodist Church. Then in 1958 he worked for Chamber Motor Company in Des Moines, IA. He then worked at a bank before he began road construction and built interstate 80, HWY 30 and many other highways all while farming by Havelock. Jerry served in the National Guard and the Army as expert carbine and heavy equipment operator. Jerry received an honorable discharge for his service of 6yrs.4mo.18days in 1959. In 1964 he received his pilot's license and started a commercial charter service. In 1967 Jerry moved to Manson, IA, where he married Barbara A. Miller and became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church while continuing farming. Jerry farmed for a total of 69 years. In 1971 Jerry started an Artic Cat snowmobile business in Manson. Jerry and his brother Lee enjoyed doing custom farming together. In the 80’s Jerry had a fleet of trucks for many years. Jerry’s hobbies were hunting, fishing in Canada and Minnesota with his friends, flying, trap shooting, stock car racing, going to coffee in the mornings to catch up on the news with a good sense of humor and his latest enjoyment was tractor pulling. Survivors include his wife Barbara, 1 daughter Brenda Corderman (Michael Corderman) 2 grandchildren Riley and Liberty, 3 sisters Shirley Lyons, Janice Young, and Donna Chalfant, 2 brothers Willis J and Cecil Lee. Jerry received his angel wings on November 9, 2021, at 12:35 a.m. at Paula Baber Hospice Home of Ft Dodge, IA. Jerry will be laid to rest at Washington Cemetery in Havelock, IA. Funeral services to be held at Larson-Weishaar funeral home on Saturday November 13, 2021 at 1:00
Pallbearers are Steve Markert, Kent Strutzenberg, Michael Corderman, Riley Corderman, Mark Calmer, Rick Herrmann, Wayne Longnecker, Eddie Zehr
Honorary pallbearers are Lynn Schoon, Rick Johnson, Jerry Ricklefs(Digger), Lee Hansen, Kenny Hansen, Duane Schuttler
Visitation for Jerry is open to the public with wearing of masks required. Private funeral services for the family only will be held at a later time.