Jeanna Ann (Meyer) Hansel, 50

Jeanna Ann (Meyer) Hansel, 50

Jeanna Ann (Meyer) Hansel, of Blair, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at the age of 50. She was born on August 6, 1967, in Pawnee City to Bonnie Jean (Gordon) Meyer and Johnie Arnold Meyer.

Jeanna was baptized and confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pawnee City. Jeanna graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1986 and attended college at Southeast Community College in Beatrice in the field of nursing. She immediately started working as a nurse and lived on the family farm in Pawnee City until 1986. On September 6, 1986, she married William Hansel at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pawnee City. During marriage, they resided in Tecumseh until they moved to Pawnee City in 1989. On July 14, 1990, William and Jeanna welcomed home twin girls, Amber Jean and Amanda Lynn. Three years later, on July 2, 1993, they welcomed home a third girl, Ashley Ann. Years ago, Jeanna was a Girl Scout and 4-H leader, helped coach softball and Junior Olympic Track and Field.

In August 2002, she and her family moved to Fairbury, where she continued working in the nursing field. In December 2007, she began working at the Jefferson County Highway Department as an Administrative Assistant. In recent years, Jeanna spent time enjoying interior decorating, crafts, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, planning her daughter’s wedding, and attending both children and grandchildren events they participated in. Family was the most important part of her life. She will always be known for her care for others, her strength, and her overall passion for living life to the fullest.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, William Hansel of Blair; her daughters, Amanda Lynn Hansel of Exeter, Amber Jean (Hansel) Gill and husband, Tyler Dean Gill of Fairbury, and Ashley Ann Hansel and fiancé, Jorden David Markwardt of Kearney. She also leaves behind grandchildren: Braylee Marie Gill, Avery Mae Gill, Maxton Joseph Gill, and upcoming Anna Jean Gill, all of Fairbury. 

She was predeceased by her mother, Bonnie Jean (Gordon) Meyer; her father, Johnie Arnold Meyer; and her brother, John Eugene Meyer.

She will be deeply missed by family, friends, her three dogs; Cocoa, Dogee, and Harley, and all who knew her.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 20th at Zion Lutheran Church, Pawnee City.  Officiating will be Reverend Tim Llewellyn. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 19th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City. Interment will be at the Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City. Memorials to family choice. Online condolences may be left at www.wherrymortuary.com.

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