Elwin Hansen

Thursday, June 27, 2002

Elwin Hansen, 87, died Tuesday (June 25, 2002) at his home north of McCook.

He was born June 12, 1915, to M. Peter and Georgia (Cramer) Hansen in Frontier County. He graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis in 1933. On May 17, 1944, he married Dorothy Klooz at Oberlin. They spent their married lives farming in Red Willow and Frontier counties. He was a seed corn representative for several companies. In 1988, he received the Pioneer Farm Award from Ak-Sar-Ben in Omaha.

He was a member of the Garden Prairie United Methodist Church and the Frontier County Farm Bureau.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law, Bruce Walther and Jack Hanlon; and three grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of McCook; three daughters, Norma and husband, Buddy Lashley, Phyllis and husband, Bill Hamaker all of Curtis and Betty and husband, Charley DeHarty of Eustis; one son, Tom Hansen and wife, Addie of McCook; two sisters, Adelaide Walther and Margaret Hanlon of Crawford; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were today, 10 a.m., at the Garden Prairie United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Sykes officiating. Interment will be in the Garden Prairie Cemetery north of McCook.

Memorials may be given in his name.

Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.