Duane K Hansen
1929 ~ 2013

Duane 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 example.

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, Utah.

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