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Raymond L. Hansen 1931-2009

Aug 26, 2009

UNION GROVE, WI — Raymond L. Hansen, 78, of Union Grove, WI, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee,?WI.

Raymond was born July 1, 1931 in Ruthven, to Carl and Nina (nee Miller) Hansen. He spent his early life and was educated in Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army as an MP stationed in Germany from 1952 to 1954.

On March 16, 1952 Raymond Hansen was united in marriage to Julie Ann Merk in Emmetsburg. Following marriage they made their home in Ruthven before moving to Union Grove, WI, in 1973. Julie preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 2005.

Raymond was employed as an operating engineer. Later he operated the Phillips 66 gas station and car wash on Main Street in Union Grove, WI. He was a member of the Union Grove United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling and camping in his motor home with his family.

Survivors include his children, Ronald (Cindi) Hansen, and Rodney (Jodi) Hansen, both of Union Grove, WI, Janna (Gary) Grosse of Hartford, WI, and Russell Hansen of Florida; grandchildren, Jason Hansen of Union Grove, WI, Amanda (Robert) Ross of San Diego, CA, Angela Hansen of Union Grove, WI, Nichole Hansen of Aurora, IL, Bradley Grosse and Megan Grosse, both of Hartford, WI; brother, Wayne (Jeannine) Hansen of Peterson; sister, Virginia (Allen) Novak of Mendota, IL; and sisters-in-law, Maxine Hansen and Barbara Hansen, both of Ruthven.

Mr. Hansen was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brothers, Leo and Irvin.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 24, at Union Grove United Methodist Church in Union Grove, WI. Pastor Mark Trump officiated. Burial followed at So. WI Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory in Union Grove, WI, was in charge.