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Vearl LaVar Hansen, 79, of Burton, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Madison Memorial Hospital. He was born March 26, 1935 in Independence, Idaho, to Nels Christain Hansen and Molly Bischoff Hansen. He was raised and attended schools in Rexburg and graduated from Madison High School. While in high school, he was the president of the FFA. On Sept. 16, 1955, he married Loa Lee in Hibbard, Idaho; they were blessed with four sons. Vearl was a licensed electrical contractor and was also licensed in various other industrial trades. He worked for Gem Air Craft as a machine tool operator in Rexburg, at Argonne National Laboratory as an electrician for over 25 years, he was a project supervisor in California for seven years and he worked as the plant electrician for Basic American Foods for more than 20 years, retiring in 2013 at age 77. Vearl was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed traveling, car shows, woodworking, farmers markets, riding snow machines and four-wheelers; he was also a licensed pilot. He is survived by his sons, Clinton Lee (Jeanine) Hansen, of Hibbard; Christopher LaVar Hansen, Clifford Vearl Hansen and Clark Kay (Joyce) Hansen, all of Burton; sister, Marilyn Hansen Clements, of Burton; brother, Keith L. (Belva) Hansen, of Burton; grandchildren, Paige Hansen, Kendra Wilcox, Brach Hansen, Morgan Hansen and Seth Rutledge. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Loa Lee Hansen. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Burton West LDS Chapel, 3958 W. 2000 South, Rexburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday evening and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services, both at the church. Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery. Services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.
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