Dianne K. Hill | Roger Paul Hansen

Dianne K. Hill

Oct. 1, 1942 - Aug 3, 2006

DAKOTA, Minn. - Dianne K. Hill, 63, of Dakota, Minn., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at her home. Dianne was born Oct. 1, 1942, in Winona to Albert and Ruth (Whetstone) Peterman. She married Arlen Hill on Aug. 29, 1964, in La Crescent, Minn. Dianne was a lifelong homemaker and longtime day care provider in Dakota. She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church in Dakota. Dianne loved to read and spend time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Arlen; three daughters, Pamela (Craig) Dennis of Lewiston, Minn., Kimberly (Jack) Westlund of Houston, Texas, and Patricia Hill of Minneapolis; six grandchildren, Tatiana, Serena and Kipling Sanchez, Isabella Westlund, and Chandler and Ethan Dennis; and sister, Shirley Ciewski of Monticello, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at Riverside United Methodist Church in Dakota, with the Rev. Linda Grounds officiating. Burial will be in Bush Cemetery in Ridgeway, Minn. Friends may call Sunday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Services Hansen Tribute Center in Goodview, Minn., from 5 to 8 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service at the church Monday.

Please feel free to share a memory of Dianne with the family or sign the online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.

Roger Paul Hansen

Nov 4, 1946 - Aug. 3, 2006

GALESVILLE, Wis. - Roger Paul Hansen, 59, of Galesville passed away at his home in Galesville on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006.

Roger was born Nov. 4, 1946, to Nic and Armella Hansen of Arcadia, Wis. He was a 1964 graduate of Arcadia High School. Roger went into the Navy after graduating from high school. He was trained as an electrician while in the service. He worked for Polachek Electric for 27 years and was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 30 years.

Roger will be remembered in the hearts of those who love him for his passion for order, his pursuit of perfection in all he did, and his appreciation for beauty. He was a talented, artistic architect as shown by the beautiful estate that he and LaMay created. His skill in building is evident everywhere there, and those who love him will remember him every time they walk around their huge, landscaped grounds with the trees, flowers, shrubs, bird houses and feeders, and buildings. (Even the chicken coop matched the house.)

His memory will linger in paths, trails and signs with nature's names. Those who loved him can't help but feel proud of his devotion, dedication, and hard work that created the shrine that was his home, and we must not forget his attachment to his John Deere tractors and equipment, all necessary to help him and LaMay maintain their beautiful place.

Roger will be remembered as one who had two wives. He married Cora Koopman Oct. 31, 1970, and they were divorced on July 6, 1983. He married LaMay Anderson on April 27, 1991. LaMay, Roger's present wife of 15 years, was his primary caretaker during his lengthy battle with heart disease and cancer. LaMay was not only his wife but also his 24-hour a day hospice nurse.

Roger and Cora had a daughter, Shannon, who resides with her husband, Rich, in Greenfield, Wis. Roger is also survived by his wife, LaMay of Galesville; sister, Kathy Hansen; and brother, Rodney (Debbie) Hansen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nic and Armella Hansen, and a sister, Rosemary Aird.

Roger and LaMay loved their basenji dogs, and Ditka was very special to him.

Roger was not a saint. He was a man flawed, gifted, sinful and repentant. The lost sheep that was brought back to the fold and found peace, even through his pain at the end. LaMay was very influential in encouraging him to reach out to God. His faith in his final days was a great inspiration to those around him. Bev Rogers, LaMay's sister, was instrumental in helping Roger with making amends to those he hurt. His making amends to those he loved was powerful for all involved, and was truly a testimonial to his strength, humility and love in his final days.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Living Hope Lutheran Church in Ettrick, Wis., with the Rev. Kristin J. Wendland officiating. Burial will be in North Beaver Creek Cemetery, Ettrick.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wozney Funeral Home, Arcadia, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

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