Dianne R. Hansen

BUMBLETOWN – Dianne R. Hansen, 67, a resident of Bumbletown Hill, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Monday, May 13, 2013.

She was born September 10, 1945, in Grand Rapids, a daughter of the late Max and Lucille (Starr) Hunting.

Dianne attended Rockford High School until the 11th grade. She then moved to Arizona and graduated from Pioneer High School in 1963.

On July 30, 1983, she was married to Gary Hansen whom she had known since childhood. They married in Rockford and honeymooned in Copper Harbor, which led them to move to the Keweenaw in 2002.

Dianne worked as a telephone operator, did some catering, computer work for JC Penney and helped her daughter with her day care business.

She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking for her family and friends with an open kitchen to everyone. She also enjoyed camping, working crossword puzzles and being a seamstress.

Dianne was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Women’s Aglow Group and the Red Hat Society Thimbleberry Tart Chapter.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a grandson, Andrew Colin Hunting Buck.

Surviving are her husband, Gary; two daughters, Bobbie (Patrick) Fike of Trenton, Fla., and Becky (Bruce) Westby of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Ashley (Tom) Adams of Wilmington, N.C., Olivia Fike, Jedediah Fike, Lourdes Fike, Caleb Westby, Alex Westby, Max Westby and Roselyn Hansen; two great-grandchildren, Harper and Corbin Adams; siblings, Mary (Richard) Poe of Nashville, Tenn., Karen Conde of Yuma, Ariz., Kim (Aydee) Conde of Yuma, Ariz., and Kevin (Chris) Conde of Yuba City, Calif.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may all from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Funeral services and burial will be in Lower Michigan.

Erickson-Crowley-Peter son Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson.com.