In Memory of Shawn R. Hanson

Shawn R. Hanson
Shawn R. Hanson
Born: September 3, 1954
Died: December 31, 2017
Age: 63
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Shawn R. Hanson
September 3, 1954 - December 31, 2017
From: Nevada, IA

Shawn R. Hanson, age 63, of Nevada, died at her home on Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada.  Pastor Patti Burdette of Highland Park Lutheran Church will officiate the service.  Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to services.   

Born September 3, 1954, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Shawn Renee Hanson was the daughter of Virgil and Phyllis (Moore) Hanson.  She grew up and received her education in Nevada.  Shawn was a wonderful cook and loved to fish in her spare time.

Survivors include her father, Virgil Hanson of Nevada; a son, Kyle Hanson of California; as well as many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Shawn and her family.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:53 PM
“I will forever miss you. Especially St Patrick's day. I loved how you taught us to be strong and to not give up. Love you to the moon and back. ”
- Erin Ceren Pee Wee
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:53 PM
“Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time ,Virgil. We always enjoy visiting with you & Shawny at family gatherings. She usually had funny stories about her dog to tell us. Take care.

- Bob and Ronda Schaffer
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:53 PM
“I will greatly miss my wise friend and our long philosophical phone calls. I wish we could have just one more. Be at peace. ”
- Michael Long
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:53 PM
“Shawn was a wise woman. She was an outstanding cook and her catering skills were unmatched. She played a larger part in people's lives than she knew. She was present at both off my children's births and cut their umbilical cords. She also provided daycare for them as younger children. I loved her, as many did. She taught may lessons and a few recipes. She and her knowledge will be missed.”
- Jessie Clinton
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 3:52 PM
“Shawn and I spent many years together. I loved her deeply and my years in Iowa were some of the best in my life. I learned so much about life and love in Iowa. I wish I could be there and see all of the children and grandchildren of my Iowa family. I am sorry I never made it back for a reunion before she passed. Love and peace. ”
- Sherri Korder Millner
Monday, January 1, 2018 at 8:35 PM
“Shawn was one of the best friends anyone could have. She always claimed to be a "growly old bear" but her friends knew how to get into her "honey pot". You will be dearly missed and always loved Shawn Hanson.. We love you!”
- Shon and Carla Mulvaney
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5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, IA


Pastor Patti Burdette


One hour prior to services


At a later date