Obituaries

Dean A. Hansen

January 28, 1942 - November 28, 2019

Dean A. Hansen

Obituary

Dean A. Hansen, 77, of Caledonia, IL passed away on November 28, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 28, 1942 in Belvidere, IL to Willard and Valetta (Gibeaut) Hansen. He married his wonderful wife of 57 years, Marie Martin, on October 5, 1962 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Belvidere, IL. After graduating high school, he began working for Woodward Governor in Rockford, IL. He worked there for 49 years, where he eventually became a systems accounting procedures manager. In that position he was called on to travel to Colorado, Wisconsin, as well as China. He was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church for over 50 years, serving as Church Chairman, Church Treasurer, and Church Trustee. Dean co-founded the Awana Club at church and served as Commander, as well as Game Leader for many years. Dean loved coaching both Girls and Boys Basketball at Belvidere High School and at the YMCA. Dean loved gardening. He was well known for his extensive gardens filled with paths, ponds, and beautiful perennials. He loved traveling, giving tours of his garden, and making special trips with his family to Gatlinburg, TN. Many great memories were made as Dean and his wife, traveled with family to Southern Gospel Concerts around the U.S.,  Canada, and the Bahamas. But most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.

Dean will be dearly missed by his, wife; his children, Sandy (Kevin) Wild, Jeff (Shannon) Hansen, Beth Limones, Clayton (Meg) Hansen; his grandchildren, Justin, Savannah, Jessica, Peyton, Alicia, Sawyer, Ruger, Isabel, Stephannie, Riley, Jeannie, Jeffery, Genna, JD, AJ; 3 great-grandchildren, Haven, Easton, Leighton; sisters-in-law, Carol, Marge, Ginny, and Elaine; and brother-in-law, Don.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Larry and Wayne; and brothers-in-law, Dave, Ronnie, and Harry.

A visitation will be from 10:00 until the time of service on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Evangelical Covenant Church, 220 E. Harrison St., Belvidere, IL, 61008. A funeral ceremony will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Evangelical Covenant Church. Rev. Scott Nellis will be officiating. Burial at Belvidere Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Dean’s name may be gifted to the family to establish a memorial at a later date. To light a candle or write a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Evangelical Covenant Church

220 East Harrison
Belvidere, IL 61008

(815) 547-6471

A visitation will be from 10:00 until the time of service on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Evangelical Covenant Church.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:00 am

Evangelical Covenant Church

220 East Harrison
Belvidere, IL 61008

(815) 547-6471

A funeral ceremony will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Evangelical Covenant Church.

Belvidere Cemetery

Burial at Belvidere Cemetery.

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We met on our trip through the church and Gwen & Joyce was also on the trip. Don’t know if you remember me we had a fun time with you and Dean, it has been awhile, Saw the notice in the paper and just wanted to send my condolences. He lived a full life. May warm memories help comfort you and your family.

Jean Choate 2019-12-05T21:38:24

I’m so sorry you have to go through this.

Jean Rexroat 2019-12-04T12:37:33

So sorry for your loss. Dean and I worked together for many years designing the Accounting systems, long hours but lots of great memories. We had a couple of great two on two basketball games, what fun. Prayers (as Dean called me) from Sugar Cain.

John Cain 2019-12-02T12:07:01

Saddened to hear of Dean’s passing. I have not seen him since our Woodward days and this news really stunned me. He meant so much to me as a mentor and friend. He always had good answers and guidance to my many questions regarding inventory valuation issues. We shared lots of laughter as well. He was special. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you press on in the journey. God bless you all.

Dwight Carlson 2019-12-02T11:58:39

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and send my prayers and sympathy. Lovingly, La Vonne Arand

LaVonne Arand 2019-12-01T14:23:10

So sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. I don’t remember ever seeing Dean without a big smile on his face. Our condolences to Marie and the whole family.

Larry & Joanne Walker 2019-12-01T14:23:02

My heart goes out to your family. It has been over 40 years since I have seen you but you helped me make some great memories growing up! I will be forever grateful for my experiences on your farm (thank you for putting up with the city girl 😮) Dean was so patient with me!

Connie Cwynar (Zaugg) 2019-11-30T17:18:00

I was lucky to know Dean for a short time. I could see he had a very kind Heart. I am so sorry you have lost such a wonderful husband. I will remember the big smile he gave me when I said Hi. Marie, I wish you and your family Comfort and Peace. One day you shall be together again.

Mary and Peter Alpine Fireside 2019-11-30T15:21:37

So sorry for your loss but rejoice in Heavens gain. Dean was a great man and I have always remembered him and his children being neighbors and classmates. My prayers go out to all of you. God bless.

Dean Behling 2019-11-30T10:45:10

It was a pleasure to work with Dean and his wonderful sense of humor at WGC. I know he will be missed and may memories will fill the empty spaces in your hearts. Blessings to Dean’s family.

Darlene Schoepski 2019-11-30T10:28:12

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