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Dale Hansen, 81 - October 14, 2014

Dale Hansen, 81, of Gothenburg died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at his home.
Memorial services were conducted on Monday, Oct. 20, at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment will take place at a later date at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Gothenburg.
Hansen was born Aug. 10, 1933, at Wolbach, the son of Hans and Freda (Stoffel) Foster. He grew up at Casper, WY, and Pierce, CO.
In 1949, he moved to Wolbach where he farmed with his grandfather. He later worked as a meat cutter for 25 years at Ford Pack at Grand Island, and was also a business owner.
Hansen married Rhonda Scott on Dec. 26, 1975, at Kearney.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his special pet, Dora, family members said. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, teaching them to drive, fish and other fun activities.
Hansen was preceded in death by: his father and step-mother, Hans and Evelyn Hansen; his mother and step-father, Freda (Steven) Foster; a daughter, Melissa Glass; a great-grandson, “Super Hero” Jet Hansen.
Survivors include: his wife of 38 years, Rhonda Hansen of Gothenburg; two sons—John (Karen) Hansen and Wesley (Annie) Hansen; his four daughters—Jacqueline (Jerry Somlik) Hansen, Connie Hansen, Debra Hansen and Nancy (Mike) James; a sister, Jean Staurt; 19 grandchildren—Johnathan (Heather) Bodfield, Jacqueline Bodfield, Jacob Bodfield, Jessica Bodfield, Sonja Johnson, Lance Bodfield, Abigail Hansen, Elizabeth Stryker, Katie Stryker, Desiray Stryker, Jared Hansen, Shane Hansen, Grant Hansen, Helen Rase, Stephen Rase, Tyler Hansen, Kylie Hansen, Austen Hansen and Joe James; four great-grandchildren—Nevah Bodfield, Paisley Bodfield, Adelynn Bodfield and Aubrey Johnson.
Memorials are suggested to the Hansen Family, 41521 E. Hwy. 30, Gothenburg, NE 69138.