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Eugene "Gene" Marvin Hansen, age 86 of Brandon, Mississippi, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Burial was in Sullivan, Illinois February 2, 2013 with Masonic and Military Rites. A memorial service will be held on February 16, 2013 at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, Mississippi with the Reverend Vicki Landrum presiding. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with services at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the
Mr. Hansen was born on February 18, 1926 in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Clarence and Agnes (Jensen) Hansen. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific on the USS Cabot. He was a Master Mason, a Shriner, a member of the American Legion and the Construction Specifications Institute. Gene retired from the profession of architecture following a 50 year career that spanned multiple projects across Mississippi and the Southeast region. He was a founding member of the Delta Chi Fraternity at Mississippi State University and a silver beaver recipient of the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1950.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Elaine Wood Hansen of Brandon, MS son Mickey Hansen and wife Cathy of Brandon, MS; daughter Cathy Hansen of Forest, MS; daughter Peggy Bland and husband David of Boaz, AL; grandchildren Nicole, Amy, Emily, Corey, Melody and Christopher; nine great grandchildren; and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia, Marion, Margie, and parents.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Feb. 16, 2013