Gerald Hansen, 1921-2017

Published 1:00 am Monday, July 31, 2017

A gathering of family and friends for Gerald D. Hansen (“Jerry-Iceman”), 96, of Albert Lea will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Friends are invited to visit with the family and share a meal at that time. Military honors will be accorded by local servicemens organizations.

Gerald Hansen

Online condolences are welcome at

Gerald died Friday, July 28, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Email newsletter signup

Gerald D. Hansen was born June 19, 192,1 in Freeborn County, the youngest of four children to Julies and Lila (Baker) Hansen. He grew up and attended school in Mansfield and Albert Lea.

Gerald served in the U.S. Army from December 1945 through July 1947.

On Nov. 15, 1958, Gerald was united in marriage to Doris Erdman.

Gerald drove truck for Scotsman and retired from there. He also did farm work for Mike Rognes.

He enjoyed watching sports and western shows on TV, bowling and going to the casino. Gerald loved all his animals.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Sandi (Rod) Christensen; granddaughter, Angie Christensen; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, sisters-in- law and brothers-in-law.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Lyle and Les; and sister, Alice.