Funeral Services for Duane Hansen, age 88, of Norfolk, formerly of Stanton, will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 19th, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Reverend Terry Buol will officiate. Interment will be in the Stanton Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, Stanton VFW Post 3602 and American Legion Post 88. Visitation will be 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 18th, at the chapel. The service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
Duane was born May 11, 1933 to William and Ella (Matz) Hansen, the youngest of seven children, on the family farm in Stanton County. He attended District 35 Stanton County School through the 8th grade. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Stanton.
Duane served in the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1955. After his military service, he came back home and farmed with his family.
On September 27, 1958, he married Lois Kirstine in Pierce, Nebraska. They were married for 54 years. The couple farmed their entire life on the family farm, north of Stanton.
Duane was a member of the Stanton VFW and the Peace United Church of Christ in rural Norfolk for 55 years. Also, he served as a school board member of District 35 Stanton County School when his daughters went to the county school.
He enjoyed his family, hunting, dancing and going on drives.
Left to cherish his memory, daughters Mary (Tim) David of Norfolk and Jane (Kim) Brahmer of Stanton, granddaughters Kathy (Bill) Little, Jenni Nichols, and Kimberlee Brahmer all of Stanton, seven great grandchildren, sister Lillian Sondergaard of Grand Island, sister-in-law Bernice Bowling of Wisner, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois, who passed away on March 7, 2012, siblings Katherine Wetjen, Irene Rabbass, Edna Reimers, Lindy Hansen, and William Hansen.
The family is very appreciative of the care that Duane received from the staff of the Norfolk Veterans Home and AseraCare Hospice.
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