Larry Hansen Obit

NLJ Staff

Larry Hansen

Oct. 20, 1943–July 3, 2019

Larry Hansen passed away July 3, 2019, at the Hospice House in Rapid City, S.D. He was born Oct. 20, 1943, in Fremont, Neb., to James and Eleanor (Jensen) Hansen. He attended school in Liberty, Neb., and joined the U.S. Navy after high school.

He worked for Dempster manufacturing before going to work for Cengas in Beatrice, Neb., as a welder in 1966, where he stayed until he retired due to poor health.

He married Carolyn Wallman on June 21, 1968, and they divorced in 1999. He transferred to Plattsmouth, Neb., in 1975 where he stayed until moving to Newcastle in 1991. 

He is survived by his sons, Jerry and Jim, both of Newcastle; three grandchildren, Brendan, Zack, and Kelsey, all of Herreid, S.D; two sisters, Shirley Farris of Mayer, Ariz., and Sharon (Terry) Thompson of Shreveport, La.; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; foster parents, Ed and Marjory Sejkora; five brothers, Jim, Jerry, Jack, Buster, and Bob; two sisters, Donna and Bette; and his father and mother-in-law, Ehme and Frieda Wallman. No services will be held at his request.


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