Gordon Alfred Hansen (formerly of Ruskin, NE) passed into the loving arms of his Savior on Saturday May 16, 2020 at Bryan Medical Center East Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 79 years and 24 days. He was born on April 22, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska to Arnold and Lydia Hansen, the second of five children.
Gordon’s family lived on a farm southwest of Blair, NE until 1944 when the family moved to a farm southwest of Ruskin, NE. Their home was a large three-story structure and he was fascinated by all the steps way up to the huge attic. The first thing he said was “oh boy, Dana College” remembering the events the family had attended at the College in Blair.
Gordon attended District #2 School in Nuckolls County through the fifth grade when the school was closed and moved to Ruskin. He graduated from Ruskin High School with the class of 1958.
Gordon married Connie Bartels on September 24, 1961 at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler, NE. To this union was born a son Jeffrey DeLayne. Jeff and Jennifer gave Gordon two dear grandchildren: Ashley Nicole and Tyler Jeffrey.
Gordon worked for a time in Colorado building the Denver Tunnel which provided water to all of Denver.
Horses were a great love of Gordon’s and he was very professional at caring for and training horses for much of his life in California and Nebraska. He was a good friend to all, a kind and loving dad, grandpa, and brother.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Jerry Scheffler.
Survivors include his son Jeff and wife Jennifer and grandchildren: Ashley and Tyler of Napa, CA; sisters: Violet Lipker and husband Gary of Albion, NE; Linda Hutchinson and husband Paul of Superior, NE; Sandy Maciejewski and husband Ken of Doniphan, NE and Joyce Scheffler of Lincoln, NE; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held this Thursday 2:00 PM May 21, 2020 at the Spring Creek Cemetery in Ruskin, NE. Pastor Noel Petersen will be officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com. Williams Funeral Home of Superior, NE is in charge of the arrangements.
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