Robert (Bob) Hansen of Newton, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 at Showalter Villa, in Hesston, Kansas, at the age of 88. Bob was one of six children born in Marion, Kansas, to Frank and Bessie Hansen on Jan. 31, 1923. Bob married Doris E. Mellott on August 30, 1942, and the couple made Newton, Kansas, their permanent place of residence upon his return from serving his country during WWII.
He is survived by a loving family including his only daughter, Norma Arnold; also by three granddaughters, Shawn, Kelly, and Jennifer; seven great-grandchildren, Tyler, Krystene, Tanner, Madyson, Emersyn, Jackson, Lillian; and two great-great-grandchildren, Landen and Brooklyn.
A graveside service for Bob took place at 9 a.m., Oct. 15, at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Schowalter Villa in care of Bob Hansen, Peabody, Kansas. A balloon launch followed the graveside service.