Laurence O Hansch

Dec 18, 1924 - Jan 11, 2022

Laurence O Hansch

December 18, 1924 - January 11, 2022

Obituary

Laurence O. Hansch, 97, of Fort Dodge passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday January 17th at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Colfax Cemetery. A visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Laufersweiler Funeral Home.
Laurence is survived by his children Larry (Nancy Sue) Hansch of Nocona, TX, Lane (Susie) Hansch of Fort Dodge, and Janet (Tim) Wendell of Fort Dodge, 6 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Carolyn "Lena" (Dencklau) Hansch; wife, Hazel (Musselman) Hansch; son, Jim Hansch, and siblings, Lillian Telschaw, Leonard Hansch, and Lydia Dencklau.
Laurence Otto Hansch was born December 18, 1924 in rural Vincent. He attended country schools. On August 19, 1944 he was united in marriage to Hazel Musselman at St. John's Lutheran Church. The couple established their home in Vincent. Laurence farmed in the area until 1970. In 1961, he went to work for Land O' Lakes where he worked for over 20 years until his retirement in 1981. Laurence's greatest passion was breeding, raising, and breaking horses, which he did until the age of 78. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and was inducted into the Iowa QHA Hall of Fame in January of 2004 along with his stallion, Mr. Mac Reynolds. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and later St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
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Services

Visitation
Sun, Jan 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home

307 South 12th Street
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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Funeral
Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 10:30 am
St. Paul Lutheran Church

400 S 13th St
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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