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Dennis M. Hansen

March 11, 1936 ~ April 15, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Dennis Marvin Hansen, 86 of Pardeeville, passed away at his home April 15, 2022. He was born March 11, 1938 in Portage, the son of Marvin and Dorothy (Turner) Hansen. 

As a young boy, he delivered the Portage newspapers on his bike and later as a teenager worked part-time at Gambles Hardware Store. He was a member of the National Guard F Arrow division from 1953 to 1955. He graduated from Portage High School, the class of 1955. He joined the U.S. Air Force after high school with his best friend Dale Anacker for a career of 21 years. He married his high school sweetheart, Margo Crawford, October 27, 1956. Dennis and Margo celebrated their 65th anniversary this year with their loving family. They had three children, Jill, Jack, and Joanie. 

Dennis and Margo traveled near and far and were stationed in Montana, California, Texas, Virginia, Canada, Washington D.C., and Turkey. He attended school in Biloxi, MS for radar aircraft control and warning. Dennis pursued that field for eight years and then attended school at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas, cross training as a computer operator. While working in Washington D.C, he worked at the Pentagon in the Defense Intelligence Agency. He and his family came to live in Pardeeville in 1976. He then worked at Hardware Hank in Portage for 20 years. Dennis loved fishing, hunting, and golfing. He had a very proud moment of getting a hole-in-one at Saddle Ridge Golf Course. He also enjoyed bowling and playing horseshoes with his family and friends. 

Dennis was a member of the American Legion Post 215 in Pardeeville for 32 years. He served as commander for two years and financial officer for 6 years. He was also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and also served as a greeter and head usher. After retiring in 1997, he worked for the Pardeeville School District. He enjoyed working with all of the students and the teachers. Dennis also served as a crossing guard for the village for 17 years. He was known as the “candy man”, always having a piece of candy for the ladies. He also volunteered at the Columbia Healthcare Center. Dennis and Margo traveled most of their retirement, visiting Niagara Falls, Hawaii, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, and several trips to Branson, MO with family and friends. 

Survivors include his wife Margo; daughter Jill Replinger, son Jack (Kerri) Hansen; six grandchildren Sarah (Rob) Karsten, Kyle Hansen, Katie (Nate) Chapman, Tiffany (Steve) Lepak, Tina McLaughlin (Fiance' Brad), Ashley (Wayne) Thomas; eighteen great grandchildren; sister Julie (Steve) Leverich and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, loving daughter Joanie, brothers Harlan and Alan; son-in-law Keith, in-laws, and best friend Dale.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 4 at 11 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pardeeville with Rev. James Plocher officiating. Inurnment with full military honors will follow at Pardeeville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, June 3 from 4 to 7 PM at Grasse Funeral Home in Pardeeville and again from 10 AM until the time of service at the church Saturday. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 3, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grasse Funeral Service - Pardeeville
119 Industrial Drive
Pardeeville, WI 53954
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Visitation
Saturday
June 4, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
505 E. Lafollette Street
Pardeeville, WI 53954
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Funeral Service
Saturday
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
505 E. Lafollette Street
Pardeeville, WI 53954
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