Obit: Hansen, Jeffrey Earl (1952- 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hansen, Bemis, Tuescher, Hartzheim, Tesmer, Jaeke, Marg

----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI) 12/17/2014

Hansen, Jeffrey Earl (4 August 1952 - 11 December 2014) With Flag

Jeff Hansen, 62, of Merrillan, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at his residence

Jeffrey Earl Hansen was born Aug. 4, 1952, in Sheboygan, the son of Wesley and Frances (Bemis) Hansen. He attended school in Watertown, and in 1968, they moved to Neillsville. Jeff graduated from Neillsville High School in 1971 and then enlisted in the United States Army. He served with the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Neillsville and worked concrete construction with Struensee Construction. During his time with Struensee’s, he learned the skill of masonry. He moved to Washington State, where he continued as a mason, working for several unions. Jeff lived in Washington for several years until retiring and moving back to this area in 2008.

In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading. Jeff was independent of spirit and mind and loved his family and friends very much.

He is survived by his daughter, Toni Hansen of Neillsville; five siblings: Bev (Dave) Tuescher of Fond du Lac, Larry Hansen of Lexington, KY, Debra (Steve) Hartzheim of Appleton, Julie (Paul) Tesmer of Fort Atkinson, and Sue (Troy) Jaeke of Oshkosh.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Steve Hansen.

A Memorial service for Jeff will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Terry Marg will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gesche Funeral Home. Following the service, a reception will be held at the American Legion in Neillsville.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Jeff’s family with funeral arrangements.



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