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.