Robert P. Hansen
Robert Paine Hansen, the son of Magnus and Mabel (Paine) Hansen, was born June 9, 1908, in rural Goldfield. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth and graduated from Goldfield High School in 1925.
Robert married Eloise Hawkins on April 7, 1933, at her parent's home in Goldfield. Robert farmed in the evergreen neighborhood, near Goldfield for 40 years. He retired and moved to his new home in Goldfield in 1974, where he lived until moving to Rotary Ann in Eagle Grove. He was a member of the Goldfield United Presbyterian Church and the Evergreen Sporting Association. He enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, woodworking, bowling and golf for many years.
Robert passed away January 12, 2017, at Rotary Senior Living, at the age of 108 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eloise; special friend, Verna Kennedy; brothers, David Hansen and Glen Hansen; sisters Edna Nelson, Esther Hanson, Dorothy Paine, and Kathryn Hansen; daughters-in-law, Barbara Hansen and Karlene Hansen; son-in-law, Charles Cumming; an infant grandson and a step great granddaughter.
Robert is survived by his son, Richard Hansen of Eagle Grove; daughter, Diane Cumming of Ames; grandchildren, Kim (Alan) McCollough of Goldfield, Jody (Pete) Luh of North Tonawanda, NY, Chris Cumming of Torrance, CA, Tracy Cumming of Sacramento, CA and Todd Cumming of Ames; step grandchildren, Ron (Marie) Poncin of AZ, Kevin (Susan) Poncin of AZ, Natalie (Bill) Thompson of MI and Dave (Kellie) Poncin of Eagle Grove; 7 great grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; 4 step great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 19, 2016, at the United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield with the Rev. Sara Sutter officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2016 at the Foust Funeral Home in Goldfield. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Goldfield.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
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