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Dagny Emelia (nee Arntsen), 105, of Denville, New Jersey passed away on April 1, 2014.
Born in Kristiansand, Norway she immigrated to America in 1924, at the age of 16. She lived in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Oakland, New Jersey and Pompano Beach, Florida before moving to Denville 14 years ago.
In 1938, Dagny and her late husband Hans bought a building in Oakland and established The Hansen House as a summer hotel. In 1949 it became The Hansen House Smorgasbord Restaurant which was famous until they sold it in 1973 after 35 years of ownership.
Beloved wife of the late Hans Hansen (1979).
Devoted mother of Sonya Huhn and her husband Kenneth of Monroe, New Jersey and Evelyn Sensale and her husband Bernard of Kinnelon, New Jersey and Stuart, Florida. Loving grandmother of Lynn Miller and Dianne Hager and her husband Garry and great-grandmother of James Hager and Kelly Hager. Dear step-grandmother of Stephen Huhn, Gregory Huhn, Sheryl McNamee and Bernard Sensale, Jr. She is also survived by ten step-great-grandchilden.
Visitation on Sunday from 12-2 PM at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes followed by a Memorial Service at 2 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations to The Salvation Army, NJ Division, P.O. Box 3170, Union, NJ 07083, if you wish.
For further information please visit vpmemorial.com or call (201) 891-4770.
Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home
530 High Mountain Rd Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 3, 2014