Else Hansen, a retired salesclerk at the former downtown Hutzler's store, died Wednesday at the Meridian Nursing Center-Cromwell of complications from a stroke. She was 71.
Services were being held today at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1900 St. Paul St.
Mrs. Hansen retired in 1982 after five years in the silver and china department at Hutzler's. Earlier, she was a clerk in a young women's clothing department at the store, where she had worked since 1965.
She was born Else Isaksen in Norway and came to Baltimore in 1949 with her husband and daughter. She worked part time at many tasks at the Norwegian Seamen's Home until it closed in 1965.
Her husband, Kristian Rolf Hansen, a carpenter, died in 1983.
She is survived by her daughter, Greta Klug of Towson; a sister, Mary Andersen of Norway, and a grandson.