Donn Wayne Hansen, 68, of North Platte passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at his home. Donn was born March 19, 1946 to John Wesley and Janet Malsbury Hansen at Superior, Neb.
He grew up on a farm near Bostwick, Neb. and graduated from Superior High School in 1964.
In 1966 Donn was drafted into the United States Army and served until 1968. Following his discharge he worked at the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Depot near Grand Island before moving to North Platte in 1970 where he worked as a carpenter on the Union Pacific Diesel Shop.
In 1971 Donn began his career with the North Platte Fire Department and retired from there in 2005.
Donn married Marilyn Jones in 1966 and to this union two children, Sheila and Brian, were born. He later married Susan Lynn Weiss.
Donn was a member of the Aeries Eagles No. 2839 and Local No. 831 Union. He liked carpentry and playing cards with friends. He also enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping. Donn especially loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Hansen, of North Platte; two daughters, Sheila Miller of Henderson, Nev. and Wendi of Kearney; three sons, Brian Hansen (Barb) and Jeffery of North Platte and Brandon (Staci) of Lincoln; nine grandchildren, Peyton, Logan, Amber, Samantha, Brandon, Brittini, Tiffini, Camden and Carter; four great-grandchildren, Tyce, Beckett, Zoey and HaLeigh; a brother, Dwight (Janet) Hansen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; three sisters, Sharon (Bob) Schmidt of Buckeye, Ariz., Debra Young of Fort Collins, Colo. and Wanda Hansen of Las Vegas, Nev.; three nieces; two nephews; and other family.
Donn was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are suggested to the ALS Association.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. March 24, 2014 at Odean Colonial Chapel with Gary Smith officiating. Burial with military honors was at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Odean Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.