Robert L. Hansen

2013-03-29T08:27:00Z 2013-10-21T07:46:59Z Robert L. Hansen Longview Daily News
March 29, 2013 8:27 am

Robert Laurence Hansen, 88, of Yuma, Ariz., passed peacefully on Feb. 14, 2013, surrounded by several family members. He joined his sweetheart, Dorie, who preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2013.

Bob was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Milltown, Wisc., to Albert and Lillian Hansen. When he was about 2 years old, the family moved to Tillamook, Ore. After three years, the family moved to Kelso, where Bob graduated from Kelso High School in 1943.

He was wounded in the Normandy campaign on July 8, 1944, and received a Purple Heart and honorable discharge on May 10, 1945. After returning from the war, he met and married Phyllis Mensing. They moved to Spokane in 1957. They had three children, Terri, Sylvia and Larry. Later he met and married Dorie (Coleman) in 1963. They moved out to Long Lake, near Spokane, and Bob and Dorie raised two of his three children.

Bob worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1953 to 1980. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Nine Mile Fire Department and drove a school bus for Laidlaw Bus Service. After he retired, he and Dorie took their motorhome on many road trips and eventually settled in the warmth of Yuma.

Bob and Dorie loved dancing and danced thousands of miles.

He is survived by his children, Teresa (Hansen) Lahti (Roger) of Kennewick, Wash., Sylvia Hansen (Dean Hicks) of Pasco, Wash. and Larry Hansen (Kay) of Boise; stepchildren Fred Coleman (Zona Robertson) and Karol Coleman (Ann) of Spokane; sister Ardyce Bafus of Longview; brothers William Hansen and Allen Hansen in Texas; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Dorie; brother Gary; and stepchildren Earl Coleman and Vergie Coleman.

A memorial service was held March 22 in Spokane. Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane was in charge.

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