Nov. 23, 1928-
Jan. 8, 2021
ECHO — A private family funeral service for Robert “Bob” Hansen, 92, of Echo, will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021. A public walk-through visitation will be from 5-7p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, at Sunset Funeral Home in Echo. Burial with military honors will take place at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Robert “Bob” J. Hansen was born on November 23, 1928, on the family farm near Jasper, to Newton and Margaret (DeBates) Hansen. He helped on the farm after completing country school. Bob was a proud Army veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, serving in the 439th Engineering Construction Battalion in Korea. On December 29, 1952, Bob was united in marriage to Evelyn Cauwels at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Bob died on Friday, January 8, 2021, at Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn of Echo; children Wayne (Sharon) of Renville, Brenda (Jon) Barber of Echo, Brien (Terri) of Wood Lake, Celeste (Alan) Panitzke of Belview, Suzy (Bill) Dupont of Eden Priarie, Steve of Green Isle, Traci (Joel) Lafrentz of St. Cloud, and Ernie (Sharlie) of Good Thunder; 25 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren; siblings Jim of Bemidji, Jerry (Rose) of Alexandria, Larry (Gail) of Backus, and Judy Peterson of Olathe, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Betty Stensrud, Beverly Kompelien, and Dean Hansen, and three grandchildren.
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