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Gordon R Hansen

January 26, 1950 — February 27, 2024

Gordon R Hansen

Gordon R. Hansen

Passed away on February 27, 2024 after prolonged illness, at Phelps Health Center.

He was born on January 26, 1950 to Harold and Beatrice (Thomas) Hansen in Madison, WI, the second son and second of five children. He was a graduate of Edgerton High School, Edgerton, WI.

As a young man he spent time on the farm of family members and went on to work in commercial vehicle manufacturing before being drafted into the Army which took him to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.

He was hard-working, goofy, and kind and the embodiment of “down to earth”. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed one. Gordon excelled at repairing machines and nearly anything that had the potential to be fixed and if you knew him or knew someone who knew of him, he probably repaired something for you. (There were always piles of projects in the driveway and garage.)

He loved talking to people and would strike up a conversation with anyone anywhere about almost anything. His silliness particularly shone in the presence of young children with his funny faces, and good-natured joking. He loved playing with his grandchildren as well as family pets. Some of his favorite past times included fishing and hunting trips with family and friends. In his final years Gordon found peace in embracing his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Beatrice and his brothers Warren and Michael Hansen. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Hansen (nee Falkenrath), daughter Stefanie (Colleen) of Collingswood, NJ, son Jason, grandchildren Logan, Drew, and Elaina all of Rolla, MO and sisters Valerie Leeder (Bill) and Deanna Krause of Evansville, WI.

A Memorial Service is being planned for March 23rd, with more details to follow.


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