|Published in the Enterprise November 17, 2000|
Former Blair resident Stan J. Hansen, 71, of Holland, Mich., died Nov. 12, 2000, at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon.
Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Haven, Mich., with the Rev. Bob Linstrom officiating. Interment was at Pilgrim Home Cemetery.
Stan J. Hansen grew up and attended school in Blair. He and his family moved from the Chicago area to Holland 30 years ago.
Mr. Hansen’s whole career was involved in the building trades, having worked for various construction companies. He was a kitchen designer for DeZwaan Kitchens and Gallery of Kitchens in Grand Rapids. He was a master craftsman in working with wood.
He enjoyed singing, and at one time belonged to a barbershop chorus. He was also an avid golfer.
He spent four years in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War, two years of which were spent in Japan.
Mr. Hansen was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Holland for 25 years, and for the past seven years was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Haven. He was also a member of Evergreen Commons. He had a great sense of humor and had many friends, young and old alike.
He is survived by his wife, Esther; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Dave Cole of Stevensville, Mich., and Jodi and Stan Harpstead of Minnesota; a son, Eric of Minnesota; four grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Jack and Dorothy Leehy of Nebraska; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen and Lois Hansen of Colorado, and Jerry Hansen of North Dakota and DeNee Hansen of Nebraska; and his in-laws, Bob and Virginia Jensen of Illinois, Paul and Elly Rathje of Illinois, and Mary Lou Jensen of Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roger and Karl. Memorials are suggested to Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Haven. Dykstra Funeral Home in Holland was in charge of arrangements.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~
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