Darrell Eugene Hansen, 88, of Sparta, passed away, with his family by his side, Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta.
He was born January 5, 1932, to Casper and Lorraine Hansen of Cashton. Darrell grew up and attended school there and was a 1950 graduate of Cashton High School. He was employed by the Cashton Creamery until he joined the United States Air Force in November of 1951 and served until 1955. Darrell later worked for the United States Postal Service for 33 years, retiring in 1990. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Darrell especially enjoyed attending their school and sporting events. He was an enthusiastic Wisconsin sports fan. He enjoyed getting together with family to watch the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen “Kasey” Hansen of Sparta; son, Terry Hansen of Hales Corners, Wis.; daughters, Lori (Dick) Jones of Onalaska and Jill (Steve) Schroeder of Sparta; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Sylvester of Lexington, Ky.; sister, Delores (Don) Ooton of Sussex, Wis.; step-son-in-law, Jim Young; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Arnold Torkelson; sisters, Jeanette (Lenny) Forry, Arlene (Omer) Bethauser, and Judy (Harold) Ooton; and step-daughter, Colleen Young.
A Catholic Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2020, and from 11:00 a.m., until the time of service, Saturday, both at the funeral home. A private entombment will be held at a later date.
The family requires all in attendance to wear masks and strictly adhere to the recommended social distancing guidelines.
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