Leonard Gene Hansen

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Leonard Gene Hansen was born September 3, 1925 in Curtis, Nebraska, the sixth child of Albert and Elvena Hansen. He went home to be with the Lord on March 10, 2014. As a young boy, he loved living on the farm. As a teen, his family moved to East Stanwood where he attended Lincoln High School. They later moved to Everett, where he spent his junior and senior years at Everett High School, earning his letterman's "sweater" in football. At age 18, he made the decision to do his part in defending his country, joining the US Navy. He proudly served until 1967, retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked at the 3M Company as a customer service representative. Both the Navy and 3M provided him with many lasting friendships. In July of 1951, he married Loraine Gullickson, the woman who he would show his love and loyalty to until his death, over 62 years later. Together, they raised four loving, happy children. Living the last 48 years in the same home, they created very close bonds and relationships with many great neighbors. He was certainly the patriarch of the family. As a husband, Leonard was a loyal, loving, hard working man. As a father, his strong, steely presence was one of right and wrong, but he also had a soft, kind heart. As a grandfather, he was a true Grandpa (or "Papa"), enjoying the time spent watching his grandchildren grow into young adults. For enjoyment, you could find him many summer days on his boat, or on fall Saturday afternoons sitting in Husky Stadium. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Gladys; his brothers, Harry, Lavern, Merle and Alvin. He was also preceded in death by his youngest child, daughter, Debbie. He is survived by his wife, Loraine; sons, Larry (Pam), Tim (Jodi), Randy (Janice); grandchildren, Kristi (Todd), Jennifer (Shaun), Nicklaus (Kaylee), Bradley (Ashley), Matthew and Scott; his great-grandchildren, Calen, Camden, Colt, Kasen, Brooks; and two more on the way! He also had many nieces and nephews who he had very close relationships with. A graveside service will be held at Cypress Lawn in Everett on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boys Town (boystown.org), Hospice of Snohomish County, or the . He finished strong and will be missed by many.
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Solie Funeral Home and Crematory
3301 Colby Ave. Everett, WA 98201
(425) 252-5159
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Mar. 16 to Mar. 18, 2014
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