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Obituary for Robert Bob A. Hansen

KEWANEE - Robert “Bob” A. Hansen, 86, of Kewanee, passed away at 6:00 AM, Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 14 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Lay Minister Donna Boardman will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Memorials may be directed to the Robert Hansen Memorial Fund.

He was born June 25, 1926 in Kewanee, the son of Hans J. and Elizabeth (Pease) Hansen. He married Shirley Ann Richards on February 11, 1947 in Kewanee and she preceded him in death on September 9, 2007. He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a sister and his brothers.

Bob was educated in Kewanee schools and at the age of 17 he enlisted into the service. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII serving in the European Theater. He had worked at Kewanee Boiler for 20 years and then worked as a millwright at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline for 23 years until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee. He enjoyed gardening, tinkering in his garage, country and western music and driving around in his old green truck with his dog, Sandy.


Owner of originalRux Funeral Home Web Site
Date30 Jul 2012
PlaceKewanee, Henry County, Illinois
File nameScreen shot 2012-07-30 at 8.44.08 AM.png
File Size173.04k
Linked toJohn P. Hansen; Robert A. Hansen; Elizabeth Pease; Shirley Ann Richards

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