8/20/1944 – 5/11/2012
Dean E. Hansen, age 67, of Stanton, died Friday, May 11th 2012. Dean was born in Douglass Township on August 20, 1944, the son of Frank and Nora (Lillie) Hansen, both of whom have preceded him in death. Dean was also preceded in death by one brother, Roger Hansen and “Maddie” the family’s beloved cocker-spaniel, who died on Monday, May 7th, after being a special member of the Hansen family for the past 15 years.
On September 12, 1992, Dean married the former Rhonda Ralph and she survives him along with their daughter; Christena (Chrissy) Hansen of Stanton; Dean’s daughter Lisa & Chuck Bowen of Kentwood and his son, Timothy Hansen of Grand Rapids. Dean is also survived by two grandchildren; Keagon Hansen and Chloe Bowen, one brother; Larry Hansen of Stanton; mother-in-law, Mary Hansen of Stanton; one sister-in-law, Nancy Hansen of Mecosta, one brother-in-law, Roger and Donnell Ralph of Sheridan and David Munger his cousin and closest friend
A former co-owner of Millard Realty and current realtor for Eagle Realty of Edmore. In 1994 Dean was awarded the Realtor-of-the-year by the Montcalm County Board of Realtors and was recognized by the Michigan Association of Realtors in 1995 for that honor. Dean graduated Edmore High School in 1962 where he was a star athlete. Dean had a tremendous sense of humor and was a very good golfer and avid deer hunter with his blind right behind the house. He enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers and was the Lions #1 fan, never missing a game. Dean also took great pride in the appearance of his lawn, enjoyed spending time in his hunting room in the barn with his friends and enjoyed taking rides in his truck, which he affectionately called “Jimmy Dean”. He was also famous for grilling the best BBQ hot dogs. Most of all, Dean loved and was very proud of his children and grandchildren and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A celebration of life gathering will be held on Father’s Day, June 17th, 2012, at Dean’s home, 4701 Carlson Road, Stanton, beginning at 1:00 P.M.
On 5/14/2012 Chris Lindeboom said:
RIP Uncle Dean. I have many great memories of you at family events and on summer vacations as a kid. You will be missed! “We’re not alone when we’re in the great outdoors… We’ve got his spirit… We’ve got his soul”
On 5/14/2012 Gary Lindeboom said:
You will be sadly missed by me and my family. You were the best friend a person could have. We had so many good times with Larry, Roger and You. Those memories will always be cherished by me. Rest in peace my friend.
On 5/21/2012 Kay (Garlock) Barcroft said:
Rhonda, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. Love, Kay
On 5/21/2012 Jeff and Ronda Huster said:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time of loss. Jeff and Ronda Huster (Dematic)
On 5/21/2012 LesLee Johnson Peterson said:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you folks at this time. Dean was a wonderful guy and always had a smile on his face. LesLee Peterson 5/21/2012
On 5/27/2012 BILL AND LUANN DRISCOLL said:
Oh Deano, this is just unreal It was a great shock to hear the news about you. we will always love you and your friendship it ment alot to Billy and I. We love you Dean My You keep all the angels around you laughing as you did us for many years. R.I.P
On 5/27/2012 Bill and Luann Driscoll said:
Rhonda and kids, so sorry for your loss Deano will be greatly missed up here at Mungers cabin May God give you all strength to pull threw this difficult time We loved Dean alot God Bless the whole family
On 6/12/2012 Terry Innis said:
So many will miss you but have fond memories of that smiling face!