Kasey Lea Hansen, age 31 of Yankton, SD and formerly of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Rochester Mayo Health Systems in Rochester, Minnesota due to heart complications.
Funeral services will be on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge, Nebraska with the Rev. Russell Lambert officiating. Burial will be at Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge. Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.
Kasey Lea Hansen was born on December 27, 1985 in Yankton, SD to David Earl and Karla Kay (Hefner) Hansen. She grew up in Coleridge and graduated from Coleridge High School in 2004. Kasey graduated from USD in Vermillion, SD with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She worked at the Human Services Center in Yankton, SD since graduating from college.
Kasey was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was confirmed there in 2001. She was a member of Phi Beta Phi sorority at USD. Kasey was a huge Nebraska Cornhusker football fan, Pittsburg Steelers fan, and played Fantasy NFL Football. She played softball in the summer and was always a very selfless, generous person to everyone. She was always willing to help someone. Kasey enjoyed her dog Lucy.
Survivors are her parents, David and Karla Hansen of Hartington, NE; brother Bryce Hansen of Burlington, Vermont; sister Dana Hansen of Vermillion, SD; paternal grandmother Marilyn (Claire) Hansen of Hartington; maternal grandmother Janice Hefner of Coleridge; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Kasey was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Dallas Hansen; maternal grandfather Franklin Hefner; 3 infant cousins.
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Sweet, kind Kasey. What can I say? You brought so much joy to all of our lives! You will never be forgotten. I know Gpas Dallas and Franklin are taking care of you (or you are taking care of them). We all grieve because you are no longer with us. I hope you can tell from our tears how much you are loved and will be missed. I was never very good about saying it, but I will always love you, Kasey. You will always be in my heart.
Love, Aunt Diana
My deepest sympathy to the Hansen Family. I worked with Kasey at HSC and she was so much fun to be around. You never knew what she was up to, but that little grin on her face let you know she had just done something.....Kasey will be forever in our hearts and missed by all.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. No words can express the depth of sympathy we feel.
Scott and Robyn Hurlbert
Through the eyes and heart of your Aunt Diana, she always said your heart was made of gold! In the times we were around you, that heart of gold shined through. Kasey was a very kind person and loved her family very much! Let that heart of gold show through the rays of sunshine! To Kasey's family, you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Karla, Dave, Dana, Bryce and your extended family: our sincere sympathy to all of you. May God grant you comfort. You all will continue to be in our prayers.
Daryle and Linda Milbrath
To be near Kasey was to be positively affirmed. She was an impressive combination of God's love expression in human form to be here at our hospital. I am left grateful for exposure to her life.
Kasey was such a brave young lady and so loved-we feel so bad for all of you.You are in our hearts through such a difficult time.
Carl, Rena and Joy
A Star for Kasey
That star is a young lady
Whose song was not fully sung?
A young lady who's gone
I wonder can you measure
Our Love in tears
Then she'd know she was loved.
By each drop she hears.
I think how it's strange
That this moment in time
Has frozen us here
How we've stopped on a dime
For Karla and Dave
And your Kasey Lea
While our Journey seems ended
Has hers just began
Could she be that star
Yes she's cradled with Grandpas Dallas and Frank In God's eternal love.
Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of your beautiful daughter. Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking and I pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared with Kasey.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Lisa "Dennis" Abler
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