Lisa E. (Hedelson) Hansen
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Lisa E. (Hedelson) Hansen, age 46, of Freeman, South Dakota and formerly of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, November 24, 2013 after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer at Avera Sacred Heart hospital in Yankton.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Pastor Eric Deckert officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home with a prayer service and time of sharing at 7:00 PM. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Michael Schaefer, Steven Smith, Joey Oborny, Richard Schaefer, Chase Smith, Tyler Schaefer, Andre Mondragon, and Jordan Schaefer . Honorary Pallbearers are her Casey's family.

Lisa Elizabeth Hansen was born to Richard and Karen (Hedelson) Schaefer on August 10, 1967, in Yankton. Lisa grew up in Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School in 1985. She married John Hansen on August 31, 1985, in Yankton. Lisa worked various jobs in Yankton until moving to Freeman, South Dakota in 1991 where she worked for F.C.I. for a short time and then became the manager at Casey's General Store in Freeman.

Lisa was a member of the Lions Club in Freeman. She loved to play darts and bingo. She enjoyed going to rummage sales and her weekend getaways. She will always be remembered for her kind and generous attitude. She loved her family above all else.

Survivors include her husband John of Freeman; two children: Brandi (Justin) Brandt of Yankton and Aaron (Erica) Hansen of Yankton; four grandchildren: Alivia, Harlan, Kendall, and Aria; parents, Richard Sr. and Karen Schaefer of Yankton; two sisters: Lori (Steve) Smith of Springfield, South Dakota and Heather Schaefer of Yankton; four brothers: Richard Schaefer Jr. of Yankton, Michael Schaefer (Donna Bodden) of Tabor, South Dakota; Tyler Schaefer of Yankton; and Kyle Schaefer of Yankton; special aunt, Bev Wynn of Freeman, and many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Schaefer and grandma Hazel.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Mary & Jerry Huber, Families

Dear family of Lisa, My condolences on your loss of Lisa, so young , with much life ahead to live. Our heavenly Father promises us that very soon he will 'swallow up death forever, and wipe the tears from all faces' Isaiah 25:8. What a wonderful future hope that is. There is much Bible based comfort to be found on the website

dianne mullins rn

Karen and Richard: I am so sad to read about Lisa. You have been through so much sorrow and are deeply in my prayers. Hang tough and find guide ness from above. Your very dear long time friends and my heart goes out to all if you


Our deepest sympathy!. May God grant you strength during this difficult time.

Phil and Linda Neuharth

John and family - I am very sorry to hear about Lisa's passing. I know this will be a rough time for all of you but try to be strong and think about the great memories you have. We will be thinking about all of you and praying for you.

Jodi, Brad and Nathan List

Lisa Hansen Family, I haven't seen Lisa in years. We went to high School together. I want to extend my sympathy to you & please know that I am praying for your family at this time. God Bless You All.

AmySue K. Anderson

Our hearts are broken beyond repair, Lisa was an amazing woman , as our manager at Caseys she taught us about life, and how it all works, I will miss her beyond words! She was truely an ANGEL!!! Love u Lisa-Rest now, your struggle is over.......

Susan Baughman

My thought and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Jen Vrondran

My thoughts and prayers are with your family! I will always remember our great friendship & memories. you are soaring with the angels now & pain free

kristi huber

we are sorry about your lost pary and thought are with u

hippy and carol and kis

My thought and paryers are with u all

hippy and carol and kis

Lisa was a great employee and a wonderful person. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Dave Mortensen, Hunter's Specialties

Our deepest sympathies; your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Albert & Tina Riibe

John and family, So very sorry to hear of Lisa passing away. She fought such a valiant battle. She always had a super smile and visited with everyone that she met. She will be missed by all. Remember the time she spent with all of you-good and bad, the smiles and the giggles, the hugs and kisses-they will be a part of you always.

Cindy Grohs

I'm so sorry to hear of Lisa's passing, my thoughts and sympathy are with her family and friends. While working for Hunter's Specialties we became friends and she along with Laurel were like my sisters back then. I will always remember the good work we did and playing darts on Fridays after work.

Rest in Peace Lisa,

Randy Reynolds

My sympathies go out to Lisa's family. I am very saddened to hear of her passing. Always got such a kick out of her personality and upbeat nature. Looked forward to my chat the "the Casey's lady" as I called her. Every Wednesday and Friday, like clockwork, at 9:30 a.m., from 2008 til 2011, always would stop in Freeman driving the ECHO delivery truck, get my three cookies and coffee, and spend a couple minutes "catching up" on what all went on since we last visited. I was shocked when she told me she was ill...and how serious it already was at diagnosis. She never let it get her down...still smiling and still herself last time I stopped. I never got to tell her goodbye as my job got ended for me, so most of the special people that I liked and considered my friends I never saw again, but Lisa, I never will forget you. What a wonderful person. How dim the world's light is without you.

Matt Fischer

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