Jean Lois Barck Hansen was born in 1926 in Como Park, the daughter of Esther and Harold Barck. Jean was a graduate of Murray High School and earned a journalism degree from the University of Minnesota. That degree eventually took her to Billings, Montana. to work at the Western Livestock Reporter, where she met veterinarian Harry Hansen, whom she married in 1954.

The couple moved to Wisconsin, where Harry established a large animal practice in Amery. Jean was the office administrator, greeter, accountant and scheduler. Her skills at tracking down Harry via telephone land lines in the countryside to add another stop to his route were legendary.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband and brothers Milton and Calvin. She is survived by son Thomas (Mary) and daughter Christine (Leo) and five grandchildren.

A service was held. Memorials gratefully accepted to St. Croix Lutheran Academy, Saint James Evangelical Lutheran Church or donor’s choice.

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