Aug. 26, 1928-June 16, 2004
Charles Richard Hansen, 75, died Wednesday (June 16, 2004) at his home.
He was born Aug. 26, 1928, to Laurits Christian and Agatha Christina (Mengers) Hansen in Kenmare, N.D. He graduated from Dannebrog High School in 1946 and attended Dana College in Blair for one year.
On June 20, 1948, he married Arlene Mae Hatt. They were owners and operators of Hansen's Market in Arlington for 34 years until they retired. They moved to McCook in 1996.
He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and Lutheran Laymen's League. He was a scout master for ten years and served on the town board in Arlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Hansen.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene Hansen of McCook; two sons, Michael Hansen of McCook and Charles "Tom" Hansen and wife, Pam of Fremont; two daughters, Mary Ellen Russell of Omaha and Sonja Lea and husband, Boyd Yeager of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Ethan Hansen and wife, Pat of Atascadero, Calif.; two sisters, Sara and husband, Neal Walter of Blair and Ellen Schooley of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Doris Hansen of Aurora, Colo.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services are Saturday, 10 a.m., at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in McCook with the Rev. John Strecker-Bassler officiating. Interment will be in the Dannebrog Cemetery, 3 p.m.
Visitation is today until 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Friends may go on-line at www.carpenterbreland.com to send condolences.
Memorials can be given in his name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.