|Published in the Enterprise March 25, 2005|
Washington County native Leslie P. Hansen, 91, of Nevada City, Calif., died March 20, 2005, in Manteca, Calif.
Leslie P. Hansen was born July 17, 1913 in Washington County to Christian B. and Sena (Rasmussen) Hansen.
He attended Bisbee School in rural Washington County and graduated from Blair High school in 1930. After graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving on the destroyer USS Kane as a machinist mate 2nd class from 1934 until 1937. During his naval service, he was involved in evacuating American citizens and other refugees from Spain during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. After his service in the Navy, he was a supervisor at the Alameda Air Base, retiring in 1968.
On Aug. 1, 1942, he married Marian Wilson in Carson City, Nev.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald and Mila Hansen of French Camp, Calif., and Alan Hansen of Oakley, Calif., two grandchildren; one great grandchild; a sister, Laura Powers of Omaha, two nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian, sister, Irene Hansen; and two brothers, Herbert and Donald.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~