In Loving Memory Of
Paul F. Hansen
May 16, 1939 – May 28, 2018
Paul F. Hansen, age 79 of Logan, Iowa passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at home. Paul was born May 16, 1939 in Kennard, Nebraska to Max and Carrie Hansen.
Paul graduated from Logan High School in 1957. Looking for a sense of adventure, Paul enlisted in the army and became a member of the elite group of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He enjoyed being a paratrooper. Paul married Phyllis Lauritsen in Kennard. They were married for 45 years. They had 3 wonderful daughters: Sarah, Rachel and Beth and enjoyed taking all of them to their sporting events in school as they grew up. Paul was a very hard worker on his farm but yet took the time to never miss any of his daughters’ events. Paul even made a softball field on his farm so his daughters and their friends could practice and play ball.
Paul was larger than life who spoke to everyone and never met a stranger. He had a great sense of humor. In later years, Paul and Phyllis enjoyed traveling the country and Canada enjoying the countryside and national monuments as well as visiting his kids. He also enjoyed cooking and watching the Food Network dreaming up new recipes for Phyllis to cook and looking for new restaurants on his travels. His hobbies were his orchard, gardening, storytelling, and he always had a list of chores for his daughters and son-in-laws. He especially loved taking the grandkids on Gator and Golf cart rides around the farm and showing all visitors the tile barn and his orchard.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Hansen; 3 daughters, Sarah and her husband Tony Toby of Athens, GA; Rachel and her husband Scott Snyder of Perry, IA; Beth and her husband Brennen Beavers of Grimes, IA. 6 grandchildren, Cole Snyder, Keegan Snyder, Sydney Beavers, Charlie Beavers, Ike Beavers, Homer Beavers. 1 sister, Joan Fetter of Logan, IA and 1 brother, Gail Hansen of Las Vegas, NV., and many other nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Carrie Hansen and brother, Robert Hansen.
Visitation is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018 with military funeral honors conducted by VFW Post #6256 and O’Hara Seeley Post at the Logan Memorial Funeral Chapel. Refreshments will be served at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Logan after the visitation.