Larry E. Hansen, 73, of Mountain Park, Oklahoma passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 in Lawton, OK.
Larry was born November 27, 1944 in LeMars, IA to Cletus and Loretta Hansen. He graduated from Pocahontas, Iowa in 1962 and then attended Humboldt Institute Business School in Minneapolis, MN. He received his degree in Airline Traffic Management. Larry was in the US Air Force as a jet engine mechanic, serving during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Fort Dodge and was united in marriage to Linda Judy Hoover on November 29, 1969. The couple made their home in Fort Dodge. The couple later divorced. Larry was an owner/operator truck driver for 48 years. He started driving a 1965 Emeryville truck and ended with a 2010 International Lonestar. Larry married Carol (Kuchar) Lyall on August 10, 1996 in Sidney, NE. They moved to Oklahoma in 2000. Larry loved fishing, camping, and most of all visiting with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, two sons, Jeff Hansen of Pocahontas and Jamey (Mindi) Hansen of Harcourt; daughter, Kimberly (Jody) Chansler of Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Joshua (Kassie) Hansen, Jessica Hansen, Taylor Chansler and Riley Chansler, Devon Smith, Brody Hansen and Jesse Hansen; great grandchild, Zoey Smith; mother-in-law, Lenora Kuchar of Meadow Grove, NE; step-children, Coleen (Mike) Reiley of Veridgre, NE and Mark (Rachelle) Lyall of Meadow Grove, NE; step-grandchildren, Zander Lyall and Chance Lyall; Justin Reiley and Jessica Reiley; brothers, Don Hansen of Des Moines and Wally (Annette) Hansen of Fort Dodge; sister, Darlene Law of Canton, MI; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Barbara Hansen; and brother-in-law, Bruce Law.
On Saturday, June 9, 2018 a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am at Corpus Christi Church in Fort Dodge. A private family burial with military honors will be held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. A visitation will be Friday, June 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.
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