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Wesley D. Hansen

Former Alaska resident Wesley D. Hansen died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at his home in Warden, Wash. He was 84.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Warden Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Mark Geer and Monty Hipp officiating. Graveside services followed at Mansfield Cemetery.

Mr. Hansen was born Nov. 5, 1918, in Wenatchee, Wash. He was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God for more than 50 years and retired in Juneau from the state of Alaska. He moved with his wife, Cecilia, to Warden, where they lived for 12 years.

"Wes was a man who had a genuine love for everyone and saw no fault in any man. His desire was that everyone he came in contact with would see Jesus mirrored by his life and come to know Christ in a personal way," his family said.

"He loved big game hunting and fishing. There was nothing he loved more than fishing with his children and grandchildren. A comfort his family all had was that 'dad-grandpa' prayed for each of them every day."

The Rev. Hansen was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Glessner Hansen, in 1967.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cecilia Hansen of Warden; children, Roberta Compton of Issaquah, Wash., Sharilyn Erickson of Soldotna, Roland and Mary Hansen of Warden and Renee and Monty Hipp of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren, Shawna and Jolyn Compton, Larry Jr., Christopher, Levi and Cherise Erickson, Arty Arland, Avery and Amree Hansen Madsen and Robert and Ashley Hipp; and great-grandchildren, Adam, Drake and Owen Hansen, Kayleigh and Kindra Hansen, Emily Michael and Molly Erickson and Jaryn Madsen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Life Assembly of God in Kenai.

Arrangements were made by Kayser's Chapel and Crematory in Moses Lake, Wash.

Source: Peninsula Clarion, October 26, 2003



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