February 10, 1956 - April 4, 2021
Rhonda Hasen, 65, of Ackley and formerly of San Diego, CA passed away peacefully Sunday, April 4, 2021 at the Grand JiVante Assisted Living in Ackley, IA. From the moment she entered this world on February 10, 1956 in Spencer, Iowa to the day she died, Easter Sunday morning on April 5, 2021, Rhonda Rae Risvold Hasen lived life on her own terms. Although Rhonda died at a young age, she packed her life with adventure. Rhonda’s childhood was spent on the Linn Grove family farm playing outdoors and teasing her siblings and cousins. She enjoyed spending special time with both sets of grandparents. Rhonda also enjoyed tagging along with her father while he was doing field work. Rhonda attended Sioux Valley Schools located in Linn Grove, Iowa until her senior year. Rhonda was a talented softball player and enjoyed athletics. Fortunately academics came easily to her because Rhonda thought school was for socialization. Rhonda moved to Arizona her senior year of high school and graduated from Peoria High School. Upon graduation, she attended Glendale Community College, but recognized more schooling was not for her. Rhonda’s nomadic heart couldn’t initially be tied down to one place. Rhonda traveled all over the world. She saw the tulips bloom in the Netherlands and enjoyed Spring in Paris. She explored the Middle East with Adam, her husband at the time. As a young adult, Rhonda resided in Iowa, Arizona, Chicago, Houston, and West Virginia. Rhonda’s heart found home when she moved to San Diego, California. Rhonda loved everything about San Diego - the ocean, the climate, and the people! She resided in the San Diego area for over 35 years and cherished each day. Rhonda made many lovely friendships during her time in San Diego and had a strong community through church. Rhonda’s strong faith helped her during the last days of her life. Faced with heart and kidney failure, Rhonda put her trust in God. Rhonda moved back to Iowa October of 2019 to be near her family and receive the medical care she required at Grand JiVante Care Facility in Ackley, Iowa. Being tethered to illness was a struggle for Rhonda. Her carefree spirit did not take well to medication and routine. She tried to infuse silly antics into her days when she felt well enough. But the pandemic and her declining health took a toll. Rhonda’s favorite holiday was Easter, so in keeping with her strong will and faith - her family finds solace in the fact that she died on Easter Sunday. Rhonda was able to celebrate Easter with loved ones who preceded her in death: Oscar & Effie Risvold (paternal grandparents), Russell & Mavis Pederson (maternal grandparents); Stanley B. Risvold (father), Norma M. Pedersen Risvold Zeeb (mother), and Lauren Vikturek (niece). Rhonda is missed by her surviving relatives: sister Denise Vikturek (husband Dave), niece/goddaughter Aubrie Kohlhas (husband Joseph), great-nephew Harvey and great-niece Zinnia; brother Robert Risvold (husband Robert); and sister Lorna DiMarco (husband Nick), and nephews Nicholas and Antonio. There will be a private memorial service when the family is able to safely gather. One of Rhonda’s greatest joys was to visit beautiful churches around the world. In lieu of memorials and cards her family asks that you visit a beautiful church in Rhonda’s honor and say a prayer. If you wish, please donate money in her memory at the church you visited.
Rhonda Hasen, 65, of Ackley and formerly of San Diego, CA passed away peacefully Sunday, April 4, 2021 at the Grand JiVante Assisted Living in Ackley, IA. From the moment she entered this world on February 10, 1956 in Spencer, Iowa to the... View Obituary & Service Information
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