Robert Raymond Hansen
Robert Raymond Hansen, 90, a lifelong farmer and carpenter of Francesville, died on Nov. 7, at the Franciscan Crown Point Hospital after a brief illness.
Robert was born in Denham, on Nov. 29, 1929, to the late Henry and Susanna (Frank) Hansen. He lived in Pulaski County his entire life. He attended public school in Denham. He was drafted into the military in 1951 and served with the 44th Field Artillery Division in Germany during the Korean Conflict through 1954.
On Dec. 28, 1951, he married Arlene Ruth Beiswanger. She passed away April 22, 1982. On March 30, 1985, he married Lorraine Wroblewski Garling. She passed away Dec. 15, 2018.
He was an active member of the St. James-Salem United Church of Christ. He was a member of the Jesse Engle American Legion Post #228, of Francesville, for 34 years serving as commander for 17 years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1728 in Winamac. Throughout his life he served on many boards and committees.
He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, woodworking and dancing. Robert loved his family, church and community. He was a very loving, caring and hardworking Christian man.
Robert is survived by his daughters: Brenda [Mike] Finnegan of Francesville, and Beverly [Roger] Anliker of Plainfield, Illinois; son: Raymond [Terri] Hansen of Francesville; grandchildren: Clayton, Russell, Erin, Wesley, Shanna, Mitchell and Ethan; great-grandchildren: Milo, Fletcher, Brooks, Francesca, Jeremy, Arlene and Emma Jane; and Lorraine’s daughters: Sharon Owens and Carolyn Vogel of Monticello and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Susanna Hansen; first wife Arlene (Beiswanger) Hansen; second wife Lorraine Garling Hansen; and siblings: Leroy Hansen, June Redlin and Henry Hansen Jr.
At this time arrangements are pending at the O’Donnell Funeral Home of North Judson.
Online tributes and information on graveside services can be found at www.odonnellfhome.com.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the St. James-Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, of Francesville, or the Francesville Fire Station.
(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 18, 2020)