Charles L. 'Chuck'  Hansen

Charles L. "Chuck" Hansen

Oct 8, 1927 - Jun 26, 2008
CHARLES L. “CHUCK” HANSEN

Charles L. “Chuck” Hansen of Rockton, IL died Thursday, June 26, 2008 in Dubois, WY. He was 80 years old. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 3rd at Horse Creek Campground, with Melinda Bobo officiating.

Charles Lawrence Hansen was born in Beloit, WI on October 8, 1927, the son of Elmer Lawrence Hansen and Winnifred Edna (Champney) Hansen.

He grew up in Beloit, attending schools there, and living there for 23 years. The next 37 years were spent in South Beloit, IL. Since his retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Hansen wintered in Yuma, AZ and summered in Dubois, WY.

Mr. Hansen was a Merchant Marine during World War II.

On April 21, 1951, he married Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Hoeft in Beloit.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Mr. Hansen worked for Wisconsin Power and Light Company in Beloit, WI for over 40 years, where he spent 20 years each as an operator and a laboratory technician.

He was a member of the NRA, IBEW and was a Shoshoni National Forest Service volunteer and campground host for the past 21 years.

The family said he enjoyed making remote controlled boats and planes, rock hunting and lapidary work, camping, fishing, hiking, photography and target shooting.

Among his survivors are his wife Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Hansen of Rockton; sons, Russell A. Hansen and special friend Karen, Arnold L. Hansen and wife Pam and Mark C. Hansen and wife Lorraine; daughters, Barbara J. Hansen-Peterson and husband James and Mary E. Hansen-Paris and husband Donald; brothers, Fred Hansen and wife Carol and Edward Hansen and wife Penny; sister, Marie Novacheck and husband Al; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Mr. Hansen was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Winnifred Hansen and a grandson, Brian Paris.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dubois Ambulance Service, the Humane Society or the Dubois Senior Center, in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.