Linda K. Hansen

July 13, 1956 - March 4, 2021
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Linda K. Hansen (formerly McGuiness)
July 13, 1956-March 4, 2021

Linda, age 64, of Venice, FL, passed away on March 4, 2021. Born and raised in Des Moines, IA, Linda moved to Venice, FL in 2013. Linda spent her life taking care of others and was a friend to everyone she met. She became a nurse after graduating from Mercy College of Health Sciences, working at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA for nearly 20 years. Most recently, Linda worked as a nurse at Venice Regional Hospital for 8 years. She was always willing to help others and never expected anything in return.

Linda was a devoted mama, grandma, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. The second oldest of six sisters, Linda was a strong woman who made the best of whatever life threw her way. Linda played golf for most of her life, often playing tournaments with her sisters and parents growing up and taught others to love the game. Since moving to Florida, Linda’s ideal day would start with coffee with her loved ones, followed by the beach or the jetty with her grandkids and family, ending with Bingo with her friends. She adored her grandchildren and was willing to do anything for them, even learn the hottest new dance moves to make them laugh.

Linda is survived by her daughters Katie Larson (Nate) and Kelsey Gogerty (Matt); grandchildren Lily and Owen Larson; father John McGuiness; sisters Terri Artis, Sandy Cornwell (Steve), Mary Jo LaPole, Brenda O’Neal, and Debbie McGuiness; and many loved nieces and nephews. Linda was preceded in death by her mother Patricia McGuiness, nephew Bobby Abrams, brother-in-law Steve LaPole and beloved dog Bentley.

Visitation and celebration of life will be on Tuesday, March 9th at 11am at Farley Funeral Home and Crematory in Venice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to charities supporting cancer research.

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Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Farley Funeral Home - Venice Chapel


265 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Farley Funeral Home - Venice Chapel


265 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285


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Born: July 13, 1956
April 30, 1974
Senior class skip day
Died: March 4, 2021

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Deb Theisen-Chenchar and Mike Chenchar (Dowling Alum) posted on 3/18/21

Our heartfelt condolences to all of Linda’s family on this tragic loss. We met Linda in high school where she contributed to tons of fun during those years! I continued to know Linda during her nursing career at Mercy where she practiced as a skilled, professional and highly compassionate nurse. It was always a treat to bump into Linda or see her at an event. Knowing Linda was a and it was an honor to call her a friend. Linda will be missed and remembered by many. I take comfort in knowing she is resting in the comfort of God’s hands.


Mike & Julie Haggerty DHS Class of '74 posted on 3/15/21

Linda was a classmate of ours at Dowling High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. We were so happy when she decided to come back for our class reunion about 7 years ago. She was her same happy, laughing, ornery self, and we enjoyed seeing her again and sharing old memories. We were so sorry to hear about her passing. May God's grace help sustain you through this difficult time, and may her presence always be felt in your hearts.


marty baedaro posted on 3/14/21

In memory of Linda K. Hansen, marty baedaro lit a candle


marty baedaro posted on 3/14/21

hi Katie sorry to hear the passing of you're mother she had special place in my heart. I had fun when you and you're mom came in to eat at Flanagan's you take care miss you both.


Kristin posted on 3/10/21

My thoughts and prayers go to all of Linda’s family and friends. I only knew Linda for a few months while working nights at Venice Regional. She was an amazing person, compassionate nurse, and will be missed by many.


Chuck Murphy posted on 3/9/21

I am sorry for your loss, may her journey home be blessed.


Nicole wirth posted on 3/9/21

I am so sorry for you loss. My condolences to you and the family during this extremely painful time. May you celebrate Linda’s life for years to come. I am sure she was a wonderful woman, grandma and mom to you. Much love to you and the family. Love, Nicole, Penelope and Bella Wirth


Susan posted on 3/9/21

In memory of Linda K. Hansen, Susan lit a candle


Susan posted on 3/9/21

My dear friend, Linda, meeting you 8 years ago while walking our pups, becoming excellent friends since while at bingo or golfing or shopping or eating out (or in) or hitting the Hard Rock -and having you as my housemate over this past year has been a monumental privilege. You have been a true, most thoughtful and caring friend to not just me but to all my family. I will cherish our friendship always. You are one in a million and I am missing you every day , Sue


Julie DeMarce posted on 3/9/21

I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers to you and family. May your memories be a blessing..


David Hummer Rosemary Diianni posted on 3/9/21

We are sorry to learn of Linda’s passing. We met Linda here in Venice only recently and she gave us advice about the Covid virus as well as good places to fish. We knew at once she was a dedicated nurse and healer and continued to help others while she faced her own pain. Linda will be in our prayers. David Hummer & Rosemary Diianni


Kelly McGuiness Ouverson posted on 3/8/21

Thinking of you all and sending love and prayers.


Susan Fitzgerald posted on 3/8/21

Corky and I have known Linda for years during her time at Woodmere Apartments. She was a friend who was always ready to help everyone. I enjoyed walking Bently when she needed someone. We will miss her. Our sympathy to all of her family.


Susan Fitzgerald posted on 3/8/21

In memory of Linda K. Hansen, Susan Fitzgerald lit a candle


Deborah Schroeder posted on 3/7/21

Such a loss of such a fun, vibrant friend! Prayers for healing of your hearts. Love Deb and Bob


Cindy Riedl posted on 3/7/21

I met Linda about 7/8 years ago through a mutual friend. Since I live in Iowa I met her only a few times, but I could tell she was a confident and intelligent lady! I'm so sorry for your loss.


Terri Artis posted on 3/7/21

I love you❤️ TT


Terri Artis posted on 3/7/21

My beautiful sister. I am heartbroken, but I know you are out of pain, and back with Mom. I have so many memories with you, there certainly is not room here. I will always talk, and laugh with you in my prayers, and dreams. You were my touchstone, and I thank you for all you have done for me. I am so proud to be your sister. You have amazing courage and your entire family is inspired by you. We will always be there for Katie, Nate, Lily, Owen, Matt, and Kelsey. We are sisters, and that bond will never be broken. Rest well, and kiss, and hug mama from me. I love you, T ❤️


Jeanie Stickman posted on 3/6/21

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Linda in the cath lab at Mercy. She was a really good nurse. She always talked about her family and was so proud of her daughters. My prayers are with you .


Nila posted on 3/6/21

I worked with Linda at Mercy in Des Moines, always enjoyed being around her. Heaven gained a pretty fabulous angel. My thoughts and prayers are with her family...


Konnie S Williams-Roth posted on 3/6/21

Linda was my best friend for over 50 years. We started our friendship in 1967 at Cowles Elementary school. She was like no other. There were times we lost touch, but when we reconnected it was like we never missed a beat. I will miss her dearly. Sweet dreams my friend. Love you, Konnie


Kathryn Hansen posted on 3/6/21

I’m so very sorry for your loss, Katie.


Pamela W Davis posted on 3/6/21

I am so sorry for Linda's death. She and your whole family was such a big part of my life when you lived next door to us. We were all like family. Though we were not close as adults, I still feel a deep connection with all of you, so her death is like losing a family member. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.


Shelly Banks posted on 3/6/21

I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Linda was one of the first people I met when I moved to Windsor Heights. Even before Terri. She was funny, smart, sassy, and someone I’m so glad I got the chance to know. And sweet little Bentley too. She is a beautiful angel now and I hope knowing that helps ease the pain of losing her. Thinking of your family and keeping you all in my prayers.


Kathy McGuiness Peterson posted on 3/6/21

Wish we could be there to celebrate Linda with you. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love and prayers.


Joy sevenoaks posted on 3/6/21

In memory of Linda K. Hansen, Joy sevenoaks lit a candle