December 11, 1921 - August 29, 2005
Jack E. Hansen of Independence, Oregon died August 30, 2005 at Oregon Health Science University in Portland he was 83 years old. Jack was born in Ord, Nebraska on December 11, 1921 to Carl and Ida Mogensen Hansen. He spent most of his early life around Ord. He attended school at Haskell Creek from first through tenth grade. He lived in the country and enjoyed riding horses, playing guitar and singing country music. Late in life he and a good friend played country music for dances. In 1942 he was drafted into the army. He left on October 5, 1942 and returned after WWII was over December 19, 1945. He spent his basic training at Camp Adair in Oregon. He went overseas in July 1944 and served in the Pacific area in the Philippines Islands and Okinawa. On August 11, 1943 Jack married Ethel Mae Johnson in Salem, Oregon. After returning from the Army they lived in Nebraska, Jack farmed for 10 years and in 1956 he moved with his family to Salem, Oregon. In Oregon he worked on dairies for 6 years, then worked at Fairview Training Center for 23 years as groundskeeper. He retired in 1985 and spent his retirement years working on a large yard and enjoying time with his children and grandchildren.. Jack and his wife were blessed with seven children fourteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by three grandchildren, his parents one sister and one brother. He is survived by his wife Ethel Mae and seven children Janet Boehler of Aloha, Oregon, Larry of Monmouth, Oregon, Gary, Wally and Karen Swenson of Port Orchard, Washington, Kevin of Salem, Oregon and Krista of Independence. He is also survived by a sister Teresa Kufe of Kearney, Nebraska and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday September 6, 2005 at Calvary Chapel 1399 Monmouth St. Independence, Oregon 97351 Vault Interment will follow the church service at Restlawn Memory Gardens. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence.
Jack E. Hansen of Independence, Oregon died August 30, 2005 at Oregon Health Science University in Portland he was 83 years old. Jack was born in Ord, Nebraska on December 11, 1921 to Carl and Ida Mogensen Hansen. He spent most of his early... View Obituary & Service Information
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