John A. Hansen
1981 - 2020
{ "" }
Share
Share John's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
John A. Hansen

Milo - John Andrew Hansen was born October 7, 1981 to Robert and Janet Sherburne Hansen in Des Moines. He grew up in the Milo area and graduated from Southeast Warren High School in class of 2000. As a child he was baptized and had a very strong faith. Although John had struggled with health issues since he was a teenager, most would never know that. He lived life to the fullest. He brought joy wherever he went, he showed strength and determination in whatever he did and had to under go. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends and family. He loved to travel, work, fishing with his Dad, collect John Deere signs, farm scenes, antiques, Three Stooges, Mr. Bean and The Simpsons. John also liked to help on the farm as long as it wasn't manual labor. He enjoyed attending farm auctions and shows. One of his favorite destinations was Dyersville to attend the annual toy show. John was always willing to go for a drive without a set destination. Many will say that "You never knew where you were going to end up when you got in with John". He would take Cassandra, Joshua and Christopher driving to let them practice after they got their permit with no destination in mind. They would be gone for hours at a time.

In 2013 visited Alaska but most recently in July, he went to Colorado to road trip with his friend TJ. John was always willing to help others especially his nieces, nephews and friends. He truly enjoyed people and making them laugh. John was known for his sense of humor. He was randomly out of the blue funny; telling of his useless facts and information. He loved sharing his most recent YouTube video find. It was usually about farming, funny cats or even a ridiculous stunt video. He would make you watch it entirely no exceptions. Lol! Being the youngest of four siblings presented obstacles. John would be the first to tell you that he will not wear bibs because, Matthew thought it would be fun to hang him up by his bibs. John also split their bedroom with duct tape to ensure John had his own space. John would fight Matthew's geese away with a whip. John loved animals, some of his favorites were his dogs Sparky and Shelby. His favorite cats were Shooter and Tiny. They were all very loyal and would remain by his side throughout his illnesses. Most recently John really enjoyed spoiling and spending time with his niece's dog Sunshine. In January, John started working for the Post Office as a Tractor Trailer Operator, which he really enjoyed. John was on the Milo Fire Department for 18 years.

John will be missed by his parents, Robert and Janet Sherburne Hansen; siblings: Matthew (Sarah) Hansen, Beth (Joel) Mosher, and Stephanie (Shawn) Montgomery; nieces and nephews: Cassandra, Joshua (Jennifer), Christopher, Logan, and Paige; several aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by a nephew, Samuel J. Hansen; grandparents: Arlo & Lorraine Sherburne, and John & Evelyn Hansen.




To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in the Des Moines Register from Oct. 17 to Oct. 28, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Pierschbacher Funeral Home
Not sure what to say?
7 entries
October 19, 2020
I will miss John alot! him and I first met at work about 6 years ago now and worked together for about 4 years. After he left we still communicated and hungout once in awhile..He was a mentor, a friend and always meant well. He would talk to me when I didn't have much to say. He checked up on me alot over the years. He was very generous and kind hearted and would throw out some curve ball jokes once in awhile but I will miss his phone calls and his friendship. Rest in peace my friend!
Justin Hanson
Friend
October 18, 2020
I did not get to be John's friend for long enough. Little could I believe that he would leave us all so soon. God had bigger plans for John. John was a gentle giant. His mere presence could brighten your day. He always had a smile on his face. Never once would he pass you without saying hello and maybe giving you a little wave. Everybody mattered to John, and John mattered to everybody. I am so sorry for the Hansen family loss, yet I know words are not enough. You are in my thoughts and prayers always.
Marilyn Parry-USPS
Friend
October 18, 2020
Bob Hansen and Family
So sorry to about the lost of your Son. Condolences to you and your Family. Blessings to you all during this difficult time, from your Postal Family.
Mario
Mario McPherson Sr.
Coworker
October 18, 2020
John, I enjoyed being your supervisor,you were a great employee and friend, we had alot of laughs
David Russell
Coworker
October 18, 2020
John, you were a great friend and a great employee, I missed talking with you in the last month, I will miss you
David Russell
Friend
October 17, 2020
John was a true friend and was someone who would give you the shirt off his back. I will cherish the memories of times spent together. He loved our trips to the rodeo or bull riding events. We shared many laughs and John was never afraid to give me a hard time. He will be dearly missed. Rest easy my friend.
BJ Gandy
Friend
October 17, 2020
John would give willingly. He was very funny! He took me in in a time of need. I will never forget this sweet man! Love ya John!
Mike Streeter
Friend
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences