Donald G. Hansen, age 85, of Beaver Dam, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
Visitation for Don will be at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 311 West Mackie Street in Beaver Dam, on Monday, July 23, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM. Funeral services will follow at church on Monday at 12:00 Noon. Rev. Dr. Mark J. Molldrem will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in the Town of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin where the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146 will provide military honors.
Donald George Hansen was born on July 17, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Christian and Harriet (Brabbs) Hansen. He attended school in Chicago and graduated from Minong High School. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from June 15, 1945 to August 12, 1946; while in the Navy, Don sang in the Blue Jacket Choir. After his service in the Navy, Don attended Wayland Academy for two years. On May 5, 1951, Don was united in marriage with Ramona J. Kreger at St. John”s English Church in Beaver Dam. He worked for Kraft Foods for 38 years and was also very active in the community. He drove school bus for 15 years, he served as a crossing guard for 7 years, he was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, and he coached youth baseball. Don was an active member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam where he was an usher, belonged to the Retirees, played dart ball, and was a Forefather of the Lutheran Teen Athletic Association. Don was also a lifetime member of the DAV. He enjoyed traveling to most of the United States and several other countries. Don will be remembered for his accordion playing, his imitation of Donald Duck, and his favorite saying, “The Lord is with me”.
Survivors include his wife, Ramona Hansen of Beaver Dam; four sons, Dane, Kim, Ross, and Kurt; six grandchildren, Nathaniel and Nicholas Druecke, Adam and Erin Hansen, Brianna Hansen, and Spencer Schoenberger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, especially close ones, Eric (Stella) Schoenberger, Ellie Martin, and Doris Westenmeyer. Don was preceded in death by his parents; his only daughter, Heidi Schoenberger; his sisters, Virginia Smith and LaVerne Slightam; his brother, Andrew Hansen; and an infant brother.
The Murray Funeral Home, 131 East Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Monday, July 23rd, 2012, 10:00am – 12:00pm, First Ev. Lutheran Church-Beaver Dam
Monday, July 23rd, 2012, 12:00pm, First Ev. Lutheran Church-Beaver Dam
Oakwood Cemetery-Beaver Dam