Erna Neoma Hansen

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Erna Neoma Hansen (nee Naumann) was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and teacher who was devoted to her family, God and her church, and her students. Erna is survived by her son Lee Hansen Jr., her daughter and son-in-law Belinda & Rob Zamecnik, her daughter and son-in-law Anna & Scott Kittleson, her son and daughter-in-law Peter & Michele Hansen; also her grandsons Eric Kittleson & wife Allison, Greg Kittleson, Nathan Hansen, Nicholas Hansen, Kenneth Zamecnik and her granddaughter Michele Cantrell & husband Nathan; also her sister Lera Gunther, her sisters- and brothers-in-law Helen Ruth Naumann, Shirley & Roger Vegdahl, Richard & Pat Hansen, Peter & Katy Hansen; as well as nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Arthur Lee Hansen, her brother Henry 'Dutch' Naumann and sister Helen Naumann. Erna was born in Columbus, Texas, and lived on her family farm until getting a job at Bell Telephone as an operator and supervisor. She married Lee Hansen with whom she had four children (Lee, Belinda, Anna & Peter), and in 1962 they moved to Fremont, CA, where she graduated from San Jose State University earning a Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and a Teaching Credential. She was a nutrition and sewing teacher at Horner Junior High School for 25 years. After retiring, she pursued her love of gardening and family adventures. Erna's family and friends were truly blessed to have her in their lives. Her kind heart, extraordinary work ethic and selfless nature will be missed. The funeral service will be held at Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA on May 24, 2017 at 10:30am.

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  1. To all the Hansen Family I feel truly blessed to have shared time with both Erna And Lee in the church family. Erna was an amazing friend to everyone she met. Growing up
    at Good Shepherd made some of my BEST memories. We will miss her. R.I.P. Erna. Peace be with you all.

  2. I will miss seeing Erna at church. She was always so happy to see you and great you with a big hug and a strong hand shake. I will never forget her energy, the hilarious conversations and jokes.
    Rest in peace Erna.

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