Marie Hansen, age 95, of Philip, S.D., died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Marie Gladys Plasschaert was born May 22, 1917, at Lucerne, the daughter of Richard and Pauline (Lee) Plasschaert. She grew up in the area and received her education at the Lucerne Rural School. She then attended Philip High School.
Marie was united in marriage to Wallace E. “Bud” Hansen on April 10, 1934, in Kadoka. They made their home on his parents’ homestead 26 miles northeast of Philip. They continued to operate the ranch until retiring in 1967 and leasing the ranch out. They remained at the ranch during the summer months and operated an antique business and the winter months were spent traveling throughout the United States and Mexico.
Bud became ill in July 1985, and they decided to build their home and move into Philip. Bud preceded her in death on October 21, 1985. Marie continued to reside at her home in Philip until moving into the Philip Nursing Home after suffering a stroke in August 2009.
During her lifetime, Marie played for numerous dances, starting at the age of 10. She enjoyed playing in the “Philip 5 Band” for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Jack Hansen of Philip, Darryl Hansen and his wife, Kaye, of Stockton, Calif., and Bob Hansen and his wife, LaVonne, of Howes; three daughters, Shirley Raue of Pierre, Paula Poss and her husband, Bill, of Perris, Calif., and Charlene “Chuckie” Reed and her husband, Sonny, of Pierre; 27 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosie Lejeune, of Philip; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Hansen, of Winner; a son-in-law, Bob Neville, of Philip; and host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Bud, Marie was preceded in death by two sons, Richard “Zip” Hansen and Gene Hansen; one daughter, Arlys Neville; one granddaughter, Marilyn Neville; one grandson, Billy Joe Poss; two grandchildren in infancy; and a great-grandchild in infancy; her brother, Richard Plasschaert; a son-in-law, Fred Raue; a daughter-in-law, Donna Hansen; and her parents.
Services were held Tuesday, January 29, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.
Music was provided by Memory Neville, pianist. Eulogy was given by Dylan Peck. Ushers were Jim Humphrey and Eric Hansen.
Pallbearers were Jesse, Marty, Todd, Doug and Dennis Hansen, Kenny, Bobby Gene and Randy Neville, Cam and Stan Reed, Mike, David and Scott Raue, and Tim and Doug Poss.
Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com