Vanessa M. Hansen

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Vanessa M. Hansen

Vanessa M. (Weihermiller) Hansen, 94, of Lafayette, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital. Born October 26, 1919 in Benton County, she was the daughter of the late George and Irma (Forney) Weihermiller. She graduated from Wadena High School in 1937 and The Approved Beauty School of Indianapolis as a Beautician in 1939 and worked in Lebanon and Fowler.

On August 26, 1940 she married Chris B. Hansen of Fowler at the Griggs Memorial Methodist Church in Goodland and he survives. She was a member for over 50 years of Trinity United Methodist Church and a life member of Hope Chapter #5 Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Elks Auxiliary and the Elks 9 and 18 Hole Golf leagues through the years. She enjoyed playing Bridge, golf and the piano by ear and ballroom dancing with her husband.

Surviving with her husband are three sons, Ronald K. Hansen (wife, Julianne) of Bellevue, IA, Kenneth D. Hansen (wife, Carol) of Greenwood, IN, and Brad C. Hansen of Franklin, IN; a brother Floyd Weihermiller of Largo, FL; two granddaughters, Jessica Wells (husband, Brian) and Kristan MacDonald (husband, Tim), two grandsons, Benjamin and Sean Hansen, two stepgrandchildren, and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Janet Hansen.

Visitation one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service on Monday at Hippensteel Funeral Home with Pastor Linda Dolby officiating. Entombment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or Lafayette BPO Elks Lodge #143. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Lafayette, IN 47904
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Apr. 17 to Apr. 20, 2014
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