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Alvina G. Hansen
(May 22, 1921 - May 10, 2012)

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Alvina G. Hansen, 90of Rhame, ND passed away at her home on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

Funeral Services for Alvina will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday,May 15, 2012 at the Bowman Lutheran Church. Pastor Charles Swanson will officiate with burial to follow in the BowmanCemetery. There will be a Family andFriends Service on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the Krebsbach/Kulseth Funeral HomeChapel beginning at 7:00 p.m. Visitation for Alvina will begin on Monday at 12:00 noon atthe Krebsbach/Kulseth Funeral Home Chapel in Bowman.

Alvina Grace Eagon Hansen, {Dutch to family and friends} passed into God's Kingdom on May 10th, 2012, in her home in Rhame, North Dakota, at the age of 90.

Alvina was born in Rhame, North Dakota, to Jessie Sauer Eagon and Charlie Eagon on May 22, 1921. She spent her years growing up on the ranch south and west of Rhame. Alvina and her sister Viola, who was just a year younger than Alvina were said to be almost like twins, where you saw one you would find the other. Alvina loved her horses, and could tell many a tale of tricks they taught them, while they were herding sheep. She attended Mud Butte School, then moved to Rhame to go to high school. After graduating from high school, Alvina worked for neighbors, until her sister graduated the next year. They both decided to join their sister Helen in Seatle, Washington, where Alvina went to art school. When the war broke out, they all three went to work for Boeings, building air craft for the war. When they got a letter from home, telling them they were needed on ranch, Alvina and Viola went back to North Dakota. They ran the ranch with their brother Donald, for a year. After her sister married and moved to Arkansa, Alvina worked at various neighbors, until she married her life's partner Earl Hansen, on October 4th, 1947, at the Bowman Lutheran Parish, Bowman, North Dakota.

They made there home in several different places, before settling on the family ranch, near Karinen, and Table Mountain in South Dakota. Their son LeRoy, and his family live on the ranch today.

Alvina taught herself how to sew, and made western shirts for Earl, and the boys. Her Grandsons could expect a new shirt she'd them, for Christmas each year. Her patterns were old shirts she'd ripped apart. She patched many a pair of overalls, and anything else that happened to need repairs.

Alvina always had a huge garden, and would spend the whole day, in the hot sun hoeing weeds, or whatever needed doing.

Alvina raised bum lambs each year, usually 40 or 50 of them. She would work for hours trying to get that baby lamb to drink.

She usually had a bunch of cats, which she kept well fed.

Painting was one of her favorite things, and she could almost make her animals come to life on that piece of canvas. She didn't like to do the back grounds, but loved to paint any animal. There are many of her paintings hung on walls through out the country.

Alvina loved working crossword puzzles, and reading her books, even though the last few years she has needed to use the magnifying glass to do it.

She felt that the book she co authored with her sister, Do You Remember When, was one her best accomplishments in life.

Alvina left ranch, and moved into Rhame in 1996, a year after her husband of Earl’s death.

Alvina so enjoyed her special friends, who made sure she made it to meals each week, and saw to it that she got her mail, when she couldn't get out. Her door was always open, and the coffee pot on, for anyone, who took the time to sit a spell. She usually had a cookie, even if it was one of her company cookies.

The Eagon family consisted of Cecilia Marshall Varney, Charlie Marshall, Charlotte Marshall Miller, Donald Eagon, Helen Eagon Konopacki, Alvina, Viola Eagon Hill, and Johnny Eagon, all deceased.

She leaves to morn, a brother-in-law Alvin Hill, and sister-in-law Eileen Hansen Powell, and husband Tom. Five of her six children. Donna and Allan Kromarek, Scranton, N.D., Larry and Betty, Gillette, Wy. Chuck and Della Hansen, Rapid City, S.D., Betty and Bill Freitag, Dickinson, N.D. LeRoy and Carla, on the family ranch, Bowman, N.D. Alvina also had a special niece ,Elda and Lloyd Mckeown, whom she thought the world of.

Alvina leave fifteen grand children, Scott Kromarek, and special friend Deni. Jason Kromarek and fiancée Julie, Deb Kromarek Croker and Husband James, Thersia Hansen, Sasha Hansen Beck and Jessie. Maggie Hansen MacDonald and Derick, Suzie Shear Anderson and Troy, Earl Shear and Teresia, Kirsti, Samual, Charlene, Johathan, Justine and Shelby Hansen, As well as twenty-eight great grand children, and eight great great grand children. Alvina once told a photographer, that’s sure a bunch, and his reply was well, look who started it all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, all her sisters, and brothers, her husband Earl, and an infant daughter Alva.


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