Mildred Marie Hansel, 84, of Guttenberg, Iowa, died on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. She was born on November 1, 1929, at Lima, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Edith (Homewood) Jones, she had three brothers and two sisters. Mildred was raised and educated in the area, and was a 1949 Elkport High School graduate.
On June 9, 1949, Mildred was united in marriage to Donald E. Hansel. Six children were blessed to this union. They resided in Elkport, Mildred worked at various factories in Guttenberg.
Survivors include four sons, Jim (Janet) Hansel of Guttenberg, Jerry Hansel of Guttenberg, Rick (Sue) Hansel of St. Olaf, and Danny (Dianna) Hansel of Elkport; one daughter, Joyce (John) Blume of Colesburg; six grandkids; 11 great-grandkids; one brother, David Jones of Hopkinton; and one sister, Mary Horstman of Dyersville.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald in 1987; her daughter, Judy Brown in 1985; two brothers, Art Homewood and Paul Jones; and a sister, Lucy Ryan.
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood is assisting the family.
Graveside Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 – Hansel Cemetery – Rural Garber, Iowa