Barbara J. Hansen

Barbara Hansen, 87, of Gaylord, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019.

She was born on April 1, 1932, in Gaylord, to Cecil and Helen (Campbell) Coultes.

She married William Hansen Sr. on October 22, 1949, and enjoyed 65 years of marriage before his death in 2015. She enjoyed many years working as a teacher’s aide at the Gaylord Community Schools.

Barbara enjoyed gardening, taking rides to the family cabin, and going to garage sales. In her later years, she enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, putting together puzzles, and reading. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Patricia (John) Diedrich, William Hansen Jr, Kristine (Randy) Lagios, Mark (Tina) Hansen and Kimberly (Kevin) Foster; grandchildren, Amy (Adam) Caron, Michelle (Michael) Harrington, Mary (Mark) Buchanan, Nicole (Ben) Paris, Bryan Lagios, Lindsay Lagios, Matthew Foster, Elizabeth (Brandon) Shirley, Hannah Foster, Mark Hansen Jr. and Robert Hansen; 8 great-grandchildren;  brothers, Jon Coultes and Dave (Shirley) Coultes; sisters, Marjorie Smith and Susie (George) Kahl, and a very special sister-in-law, Velma Gapinski.

She was proceeded in death by husband, William; children, Kerry Dean and Kathleen Marie; brothers, Robert and Ronald Coultes, and sisters-in-law, Rose Coultes, Anna Coultes, and Ann Coultes.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, with Rev. John Naile officiating.  Visitation will begin on Friday (September 20) at 12 Noon.


  1. Susie Kahl September 16, 2019 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Hugs & prayers for you all.

  2. Sally Brown Avery September 16, 2019 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    I am so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Your mother was a wonderful lady. She always had a smile and a kind word. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mary Evans September 17, 2019 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She was a good friend to my mom. They worked together for years and continued to get together for lunch after they both retired. Mary Evans

  4. Brion Thompson September 17, 2019 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    I am sorry to hear of her passing. I took care of her at the hospital a few times and she was just the kindest woman. Thoughts to your family.

  5. Jenifer Purdy September 18, 2019 at 11:17 am - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of this. She will be greatly missed. Prayers and hugs to you, Kim.

  6. Tim Brown September 18, 2019 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Kim and family

    I am saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember her from school and more recently from her Saturday shopping trips, at Meijer, with you.

    She will be missed.

  7. Don and Mary Howard September 18, 2019 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Marge, and all of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Hold onto your wonderful memories.

  8. Melissa Schichtel September 19, 2019 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Kris and family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss.

    God bless,

  9. Duane Courtright September 19, 2019 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  10. Cheri (Cornish) Beyersdorf September 19, 2019 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    I remember Mrs. Hansen especially from my teen years when I spent lots of time at the house with Patty. It was comforting to me all these years that she still lived there and I was able to briefly visit with her a few years ago! She was still cool, calm and collected but I’m sure Patty and I tried her patience back “in the day!” My wishes for comfort to all. Mrs. Hansen: “A job well done!!”

  11. Jennifer Gapinski September 20, 2019 at 10:47 am - Reply

    So sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We love you guys.

  12. Diana Peffers September 20, 2019 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a kind and good neighbor.

  13. Nancy Ely September 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I only met her once and remember what a lovely lady she was.

  14. Pamela Flesher September 21, 2019 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Patty and the rest of the family. Condolences on the loss of your Mother. I ride by her house and always admire her beautiful flowers. May you find peace in this time of sorrow.

  15. Bonnie Goodenow September 24, 2019 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Kim, my thoughts are with you but know you will always have wonderful memories of your mother. We shared some good times working at North Ohio School.

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