Edward A. (1917 – 2009) and Shirley (Bondo) Hansen (1921 – 2017) met as students at Dana College. Ed continued his studies at Trinity Seminary for three years, and Shirley went on to graduate from nursing school from Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis. Ed served parishes of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church and served on the faculty of The Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis and Teaneck, New Jersey. He was elected as bishop of the S.W. Minnesota Districts of the American Lutheran Church and served in the capacity for 18 years until his retirement in 1978. Shirley continued her nursing career after raising her family and became a nursing supervisor at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minnesota.
These photos show Ed and Shirley on their wedding day October 15, 1942 and Easter 1978.