L'ANSE - Gary Frank Hansen, 71, of L'Anse, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 29, 1940, in L'Anse, a son of Harold "Bud" and Stella (Stone) Hansen. Gary graduated from L'Anse High School in 1958.
He married the former Darlene Johnson on July 8, 1961, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in L'Anse.
Gary worked for Cleveland Cliffs International for 33 years, retiring in 1997.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a handyman and fixed many things for people.
Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Darlene Hansen of L'Anse; sons, Gary Hansen of Covington and David (Kathy) Hansen of L'Anse; daughter, Dawn VanWagner of L'Anse; mother, Stella Hansen of L'Anse; brothers, Harold "Mort" (Sally) Hansen of Escanaba and Joe (Corinne) Hansen of Painesdale; sisters, Mary Ann (Von) Moore of Green Bay, Wis., Cathy (Ray) Gazley, Elizabeth "Boopie" (Bob) Snyder and Darlene Elmblad, all of L'Anse; grandchildren, Alex, Megan, Chris (Stephanie), Dana (Chad), Josh, Joe, Garret, Krystle and Heather (Jesse); great-grandchildren, Madysen and Addison; special nephew, Donnie Elmblad; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his father, Harold, and brother-in-law, Gary Elmblad.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012, at the Jacobson Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Fr. John Longbucco will officiate. Burial will be in the L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery.
The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting family.
Friends may sign Gary's guestbook or send condolences at jacobsonfuneralhome.com.