K Hansen, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandpa & Great Grandfather
passed away at 9:10 pm on November 12, 2013 in Mountain
House, CA. He was born on Jan 2, 1929 in Idaho to Hans James
Hansen and Vera Kidd. He married Donna Leigh Hull August
29, 1951 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple and has been married
to her for 62 years. Immediately after getting married he
served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He later owned and operated his own pest control business
where he learned and became a true entomologist and could
tell you about every insect you could ever find. He was
a master craftsman in his line of work in wood and construction.
He worked on everything from large buildings and custom
homes to detailed furniture, cabinets and toys. He had a
fish and chip restaurant and was well known for his fried
pickle. He has shared his fish and chips with many at family
outings, scout fundraiser's, and community gatherings.
Duane was an avid lover of the great outdoors and spent
much of his time mastering the art of fishing, hunting,
camping, skiing, outdoor survival, horseback riding, and
scuba diving in the beautiful mountains and lakes of Idaho.
He shared and passed these skills and passions on to his
children, giving them the great gift of nature and adventure.
He was lovingly titled and known as "Captain Woodsy."
He was a gifted artist, musician and a wonderful dancer.
He was a master at Dutch oven cooking, grilling, curing
meats, and could fillet a trout like nobody else. He loved
to garden and was proud of his wonderful vegetables. He
taught his family the value of work and showed them by his
As a faithful member of the LDS church he served as a war-time
missionary while serving his country in Korea, and was a
Young Men’s President and Scoutmaster; with one of
his claims to fame having his picture on the front page
of Scouting magazine as he conquered the white waters with
his scout troupe down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River
in Idaho. He also served in leadership positions in the
Elders Quorum, Seventy’s and High Priests. He loved
his time serving in three different temples in St. George,
Mesa and Jordan River and he also served a mission alongside
his beautiful wife in Nigeria, Africa.
Our dad loved to tease and had some of the funniest hunting
and fishing stories anyone could ever tell. He was one of
a kind and is loved by all who know him. Duane is one who
truly gave 110% to everything he did. He was strong, determined
and never gave up. He gave every ounce of strength he had
to accomplish what he needed to do even up to the very end
of his life. He is our true Hero!
He has left us all a great legacy and is remembered and
loved by his wife Donna, and his children Janna (Robert)
Vannoy, Nina Hansen, (Ana)Hansen, wife of the late Tracy
Hansen, Mark (Dara)Hansen, Aaron (Mary) Hansen, Kurt (Brandi)
Hansen, 42 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, his siblings
Kenneth and Neal Hansen, and Myrna Brown. He is preceded
in death by his parents, his son Tracy and grandchildren
Cheree Brown and PJ Husselbee.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2013
at 11:00 a.m. in the Copperview Stake Center located at
12154 South 3600 West, Riverton, Utah. Friends and family
may call Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Warenski
Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and
also Tuesday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to services
at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Utah Veterans
Memorial Park located at 17111 South Redwood Road, Bluffdale,