Alice Hansen, age 88 of Ida Grove and formerly of Perry, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at the Morningside Care Center in Ida Grove, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Perry. Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with family present to greet friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery at Perry. Memorials may be given to St. Thomas More Center, 6177 Panorama Rd, Panora, Iowa 50216 and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Alice was born on Aug. 28, 1929 in New York City and grew up in Manhattan. She met Jim Hansen when he was on shore leave while he was in the Navy at a USO dance. They married on Dec. 30, 1950. They lived in Chicago, Ill. until 1966 when they moved to Perry after purchasing the Dog ‘N’ Suds restaurant on Willis Avenue. She worked at the restaurant and volunteered many summers at St. Thomas More Center in Panorama.

They retired to Horseshoe Bend, Ark. after raising their five children. Alice went back to school and graduated with her LPN nursing license and worked with special needs children at Helping Hands school. Jim and Alice moved to Ida Grove in 1993 due to Jim’s illness. She was a member of the Ida Grove American Legion Auxiliary, Horn Memorial Auxiliary, St. Patrick’s Catholic Daughters in Perry and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James in 1993. Alice is survived by her children who live in Iowa, Alice Gayle Hansen, Des Moines, Robin (James) McCauley, Perry, Dawn (Randy) Bach, Ida Grove, John (Tina) Hansen, Atlantic, and Regina (Tony) Schmitt, Dubuque.

She loved her grandchildren Katherine (Doug) Flippin, and Charles (Tiffany) McCauley, James Bach, Annie Schmidt, and Joseph Bach, Vania McIntire, James Hansen, Alicia Jo Hansen, Tess (Chris) Hankins, and Joseph Klinkhammer. She also enjoyed her ten great grandchildren.