John P. "Pete" Hansen

John P. "Pete" Hansen, age 54, of Council Bluffs, passed away suddenly at Mercy Hospital on February 4, 2007.

Pete was born November 13, 1952 in Council Bluffs to the late James C. and Betty E. (Jolley) Hansen, Sr. He was graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1970 and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Pete married Gloria Ettleman on May 10, 1974 and to this union two children were born. He worked for Sears at the Midlands Mall and retired in 2002 from the Council Bluffs Community School District as district supervisor of the custodial dept., after 30 years of service. Pete was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and was an assistant Boy Scout leader. He loved his paintings, windchimes, NASCAR, KC Royals and KC Chiefs.

Pete was preceded in death by his brothers, William Hansen and James C. Hansen who passed away on Feb. 4, 2007.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Gloria Hansen; daughter, Nicole Dvorak, both of Council Bluffs; son, Chad Hansen and wife, Courtney, of Maryville, Mo.; grandchildren, Bryant and Noah Dvorak, Grady Hansen, Hunter and Torrie McGlothin; granddogs, Brownie and Hoops; sisters, Karen Ettleman and husband, Ronald "Butch", Susan Widtfeldt and husband, Ray, Betty "Kathy" Collinson, all of Council Bluffs, Helen Hunt and husband, Willard, of Polk City, Iowa; brothers, Frank Hansen and wife, Danette, of Council Bluffs, Robert "Bobby" Hansen and wife Gail of York, Neb.; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pete helped everyone and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation with the family, Thursday, 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Funeral Service, Friday, 10 a.m. at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home with Rev. R. Ronald Rosenkaimer, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors tendered by American Legion Post #2. A lunch will follow at Faith Lutheran Church. The family will direct memorials.

Published in The Daily Nonpareil on 2/7/2007.