Arlys “Chris” Hansen, age 84, of Cambridge and formerly of Coon Rapids passed away unexpectedly November 1, 2018 at Cambridge Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, NOVEMBER 17th at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service.
Arlys “Chris” Nathalia Hansen was born November 29, 1933 in Foston, Minnesota to Martin and Nora (Shegrud) Christianson. At a young age their family moved to Duluth where she attended school, graduating from Denfield High School. Arlys continued her education earning her nursing degree and then a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She practiced nursing, and also taught various nursing classes, until retiring from Cambridge Medical Center.
Arlys married Harold Clifford Hansen in the fall of 1956. They made their home in Minneapolis for a short time before moving to the St. Cloud area. They later moved to Coon Rapids where they raised their five children. In 1990 they moved to Cambridge. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She loved family time and all of the family activities. Her University of Minnesota Nursing Class of 1955 classmates were also very special to her and she greatly enjoyed keeping in contact with those close friends over the years. She also enjoyed bird watching, quilting, gardening and nature in general, and she was an avid reader.
Arlys “Chris” Hansen passed away unexpectedly November 1, 2018 at Cambridge Medical Center at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 3 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Gordon, and foster sister, Arlene Smeby.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Harold; children, Amy (Kim) Fetterhoff, John (Allison) Hansen, Phillip (Jenny) Hansen, Lawrence Hansen, Charles (Colleen) Hansen; sister, Doris Lindberg; grandchildren, Anna, Max, Christopher, Henry, Jimmy, Katherine (Tim), Claire, Kayla (Dave) and Levi; nephews, Mark and Eric; and by other relatives and friends.