Bennington – Preceded in death by Wife of 60 years: RuthAnn; Son: Stephen; Survived by Children: Diane Hansen, Dale (Patty) Hansen, Kathy (Paul) Carnahan, Patty Houdesheldt, Cheri (John) Curtis; 15 Grandchildren; 24 Great-grandchildren.
Memorials to Am. Cancer Society or the church.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LIFE OF DELBERT HANSEN
Born: Oct 30, 1928, Elkhorn, NE
Grew up with 8 siblings on a farm outside Bennington, NE. Graduated Bennington High.
Left the farm to serve in the Army 1950 – 1952; Stationed in Germany (During Korean Conflict).
1952: Returned to Bennington; where he met Ruthann (Mom) at Sokol Hall (So. Omaha). Polka Dancing continued to enrich their lives for years to come.
Married April, 1954; Moved to Waukegan, IL shortly after for 4 -5 years.
1959: Returned to farm life to raise his five children (at the time). After a series of accidents, involving his children and himself, he decided it might be safer to move the family to the city.
1962: Moved the family to North Omaha, where Baby Cheri (# 6) was born shortly thereafter.
Blessed Sacrament, and all the relationships developed there, became an integral part of the Hansen Family. Dad enjoyed Men’s Softball and the family gatherings (keggers). The kids thrived.
A cab-over camper, and then an 8-Person tent camper, the family had many expeditions and experiences together. Dad’s love for fishing also created many such trips.
1977: The move out of the city to Blair High Road; Us kids were gradually flying the roost.
1990: Dad’s retirement Party (at 62) from Drywall; A visit by Ms. Polyester.
Although RETIRED, Dad and Mom continued to be an inspiration and guide to his adult children.
1991: Dad returns to work as a driver at the Car Auction; later to Kohls as Sr. Handyman.
About this time Mom & Dad join the Moostash Joe (Polka Band) Bus Tours; Over the coming years, they go on numerous trips around the country.
They also began numerous trips to Branson, MO; Thoroughly enjoying Country Western.
2014: Delbert & Ruth (Dad & Mom) move into Ridgewood Retirement Community; a return to the Bennington Community.
After 60 years of marriage, Mom was taken from us in September of that year, but dad went on to become an inspiration to that community, and enjoyed his time with friends and family.
July 5 2019, Mom and Dad have now been rejoined in Heaven.