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Brenden R. Hansen

August 7, 1998 — February 3, 2024

Mondamin

Brenden R. Hansen

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     Brenden Robert Hansen was born on August 7, 1998, in Onawa, Iowa to William and Jennifer (Holben) Hansen. From a young age he was raised by his great aunt, Peggy McColley. Brenden worked hard to defy the odds. When the doctors said he wouldn’t crawl, he did. And when they said he wouldn’t walk, he showed them he could. Brenden attended and graduated from West Harrison in Mondamin, Iowa in 2017. While in school, he participated in the Special Olympics where he enjoyed bowling. He also loved when he was able to go swimming. 

     Brenden could often be found indulging in one of his favorite pastimes of watching TV, usually doing so upside down on the couch. His mischievous side would often reveal itself when he would hide between the chair and the couch, finding amusement in surprising those looking for him. A lover of simple pleasures, Brenden found solace in swinging on the porch swing, gently swaying back and forth. The laughter that erupted from him when surrounded by loud noises, particularly fireworks, captured the essence of his infectious spirit. Brenden’s ability to find joy in even the simplest moments served as a shining example to all who knew him.

     Brenden died on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the age of 25 years, five months and 27 days. Although Brenden’s body limited certain activities in his life, in his death he was able to provide life to many individuals through organ and tissue donation through Live On Nebraska.  

     Brenden was preceded in death by his grandparents and great grandparents, Robert and Joan Hansen, Robert Tedford, Emily Thomas and Bud and Velma Holben; and his aunt, Shelley Hansen. He is survived by his father, Bill Hansen and mother, Jennifer Holben both of Pisgah, Iowa; sister, Morgan Hansen and her daughter Elizabeth Loomis of Pisgah, as well as Elizabeth’s father, Colton Loomis; sister, Kaliegh Hansen and her daughters Lyric and Luna Ladd of Council Bluffs, Iowa, as well as their father, Austin Ladd; brother, Hunter Hansen of Pisgah; great aunt and caregiver, Peggy McColley of Mondamin; grandparents, Rod and Linda Holben of Pisgah; great grandma, Rose Tedford of Pisgah; aunts and uncles, Donald and Melody Hansen of Alaska, Jacque and Craig Charbonneau of Logan, Iowa and Robert Hansen of Crescent, Iowa; and many other cousins, family members and friends. 

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Monday, February 12, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 12, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home- Woodbine

501 Normal St, Woodbine, IA 51579

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