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Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota
5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30,
American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

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In memory of

Jack Hansen

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 81

John Vernon “Jack” Hansen was born January 27, 1938, in Philip, South Dakota, the son of Wallace “Bud” and Marie (Plasschaert) Hansen. He grew up and received his education in Philip graduating from Philip High School in 1956. He then went to work for Western Cattle Company near Philip.

Jack was united in marriage to Donna Waldron on May 24, 1957, in Philip. They made their home in Philip where Jack worked at various places including Philip Motor and Coyle’s Standard. In 1960 Jack worked for Fairmont Foods as a milkman for 13 years. In 1973 Jack purchased the Pit Stop gas station. In 1975 he started Hansen’s Hide and Fur which he continued for 20 years. Jack began his construction career in 1983 when he started Hansen’s Construction, building homes around the Philip area for nearly 15 years. During that time, Jack also started Hansen’s Spraying, continuing that until selling the business in 2006. It was then that Jack, along with his son Marty, began Hansen’s Fish Hatchery.

Jack was a member of the South Dakota National Guard, Philip Volunteer Fire Department, the Cancer Support Group, the United Church, and a school board member, all of Philip.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and most everything that took place outdoors. He loved the times he and Donna would travel all over the country, but he especially enjoyed the time he spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jack never did anything he ever regretted…. (well maybe a couple of things). Jack and Donna spent over 40 years travelling in three different motor homes throughout the United States, Canada, and even made special trips to Alaska.

Survivors include three children Marty Hansen and his wife Debbie of Philip, Jesse Hansen and his wife Sheryl of Philip, and Vicki Schardin and her husband Brad of Marion, South Dakota; nine grandchildren Brandi Hirsch and her fiancé Derek Eisenbeisz, Keri (Jesse) Schiferl, Halli (Brett) Kavanaugh, Brady Hansen and his fiancé Teri Mayfield, Alyssa (Travis) Stauffacher, Micah (Jonathon) Hansen, Andrea (Alan) Flyger, Brock Schardin, and Cara Schardin; ten great-grandchildren Jada and Gavin Hirsh, Conner DeJong, Kyrik and Jackston Schiferl, baby girl Everly Kavanaugh, Ryne and Brayden Hansen, Shea, Taya, and Jade Flyger, and Graham and Tristan Stauffacher; one brother Bob Hansen and his wife LaVonne of Philip; two sisters Paula Poss and her husband Bill of Riverside, California, and Charlene Reed and her husband Sonny of Pierre; one sister-in-law Kaye Hansen of Stockton, California; his special friend Jan Hewitt of Philip; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife Donna, Jack was preceded in death by his parents Bud and Marie; three brothers Richard, Gene, and Darryl Hansen; and two sisters Arlys Neville and Shirley Raue.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at the American Legion Hall in Philip.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the American Legion Hall, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Cards and memorials can be sent to P.O. Box 331, Philip, SD 57567.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 5-7 p.m.
American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
American Legion Hall
Philip, South Dakota

Pastor Kathy Chesney

Marilyn Millage - Pianist
Kim Kanable - Vocalist
"I Can Only Imagine"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Together Again"

Pat Seager - Brant Sundall - Matt Hirsch - J.D. Hewitt
Nathan Drury - Bill McDaniel - Hale Krotchek - Mike West

Brady Hansen - Micah Hansen - Derek Eisenbeisz - Brett Kavanaugh
Brock Schardin - Travis Stauffacher - Al Flyger - Jesse Schiferl

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

  • So sorry for your loss. You all have so many wonderful memories of Jack and how he influenced your lives! We didn't hear of his passing until after the funeral and are so sorry to have missed it. God hold you all in His hands! ~ Kenny and Robin Stoner Murdo, SD (8/30/2019)
  • Our hearts and prayers go out to all Jack's family, Jessie's, Marty's and to Jan. He was such positive guy, always working for his community and instilled that good citizenship in his family. He will be missed. God be with you all and bless his memory. ~ Kenny & Lyndy Ireland Philip (8/1/2019)
  • CA ~ Tom Fagan Anaheim (7/31/2019)
  • Ca ~ Tom Fagan Anaheim (7/31/2019)
  • So sorry for your loss, praying for comfort and peace for all the family. ~ Barbara Pfeifer Weaver Conroe, TX (7/31/2019)
  • Such a great picture!! Love his mischievous smile!! ~ Diny Alcester (7/31/2019)
  • Vickie and family, sorry for your loss. Was always a thrill to see jack and enjoy his humor. God bless in the days ahead. ~ Wade and Michelle kunkel Marion sd (7/30/2019)
  • We always loved seeing Jack at Andrea Brock and Cara's events in Marion. He was so entertaining, funny, easy to talk to and always welcoming to us and our kids. You will be missed Jack!! Like you said, Vicki -- "Now he gets to meet Brad's Dad in Heaven"!! What a first meeting that will be. Their quick wit an smiles will compliment each other as they talk about their kids, Vicki and Brad, meeting at BHS and the amazing life they have created with their wonderful children and grandchildren -- Two Proud Poppas talking up a storm!! Rest In Peace Jack as you are reunited with Donna and other loved ones and friends that went before you!" ~ Diny and Mark Alcester SD (7/30/2019)
  • South Dakota ~ RENE KONST Philip (7/30/2019)
  • Marty, Jesse, Vickie and families, We are so sorry for your loss. Let the memories of Jack's life provide you with the comfort you need during this challenging time. ~ Steve and Sheila Ingram Fort Pierre SD (7/30/2019)
  • To the Family of Jack- We are so sorry for your loss. Jack was an inspiration to all he met. I enjoyed getting to know him while he was in the hospital. He fought a courageous battle and is now safe and pain free in Heaven with his loved ones who had gone on before him. What a reunion he must be having. Our prayers are with the family. May God hold you close as you adjust during this difficult time. ~ Larry and Julie McLaughlin Midland (7/30/2019)
  • SD ~ Tucker and Bev Hudson Howes (7/30/2019)
  • Marty, Jesse, Vickie, Spouses,Grand kids, Great Grandkids, and Jan.
    Bob and Lavone & Family, Chucki and Sonny & Family, Shirley & Fred's Family.We are so sorry for the loss of your #1 guy. Even when we know Jack is in a wonderful place, it hurts so much.
    We feel your pain. Rest in Peace Jack, no more pain. Please give our Joshie a hug for us.
    God Bless you all.
    Bill & Paula Poss and Family.
    ~ Paula Poss Riverside, CA (7/29/2019)
  • We are thinking of all you folks, we all know that he is in a better place. Hold on to all the wonderful memories, he was quite a guy. ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (7/29/2019)
  • Uncle Jack was always fun to be around. He was always smiling and laughing. He was very generous. I never knew a harder worker than Jack. His business sense was awesome. He was a great uncle who will be missed. Our world will never be the same again with Jack gone. ~ Ed Jackson Lincoln, Nebraska (7/29/2019)
  • Jack was one of the kind, he always had something up his sleeve. I even had the pleasure to go ice fishing with him a couple of times. He was fun to be around. Take care Jack you will be missed. ~ Casey Weaver Wall, SD (7/28/2019)
  • I will miss great uncle Jack. I have many wonderful memories of being around Jack and Donna and their awesome kids, my cousins. I'll miss Jack's laugh, smile, and all those entertaining ear wiggles. Rest in peace. ~ Robin Johnson Cedar Rapids, Iowa (7/28/2019)
  • Dear Hansen Family
    Jack was such a special man and a mentor to the young and old and everyone in between. He took us under his wing when we moved here and always made us feel welcome. So many stories and memories for us to cherish.
    Many say, he lost his fight, but really he won, he is resting eternally in heaven and free off pain.
    May God bless you all in the days ahead.
    Hugs and lots of love
    David, Michelle, Kelcey, Katie & Lukas Butler
    ~ Michelle Butler Philip (7/28/2019)
  • Go rest high on that mountain, your work on earth is done. Remember the good times and always keep them in your heart. ~ Jim and Vonnie O’Dea Howes,SD (7/28/2019)
  • We will greatly miss our Friend Jack, There is NO one that can take his place. Your Dad/Grandpa, was one of a Kind! Please know that Your Faith in God, is there for You All to hold on to and that will be the Strength in the upcoming times ahead. Jack, is now at Total Peace in Heaven with Donna. God Bless ALL of You. ~ Jerry & Kathy S. Noteboom Lead, S.Dakota (7/28/2019)
  • Sorry to hear of Jack's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Andy Eisenbraun Rapid City (7/28/2019)
  • So sorry to hear about Jack passing. He is at peace. He was a real fighter, these past few years proved that. May you all be comforted with the great memories he left you with. ~ Craig and janice Heigh Rapid City, SD (7/28/2019)
  • Another Philip legend gone. We have many fond memories of Jack. He was so proud of his family. May the love of family and friends help comfort you in the days ahead. ~ Dave and Karen Webb Rapid City, SD (7/27/2019)
  • Always liked Jack and Donna and their kids. My sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with Jack's family and friends. ~ Donna Bodkin Craven Rapid city (7/27/2019)
  • Jack was definitely a one of a kind! Exciting to be around... you never knew what might be happening next. Mike had the pleasure of living and growing up with Jack's kids down in Pfeiferville Territory. I've heard many stories. He was a go- getter that will be missed by all who had the chance to know him. Mike says rest in peace "Weasel". Prayers for comfort to help all of our hurting hearts. ~ Mike and Shar Moses Philip (7/27/2019)
  • Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad and Grandpa. He was a great neighbor! ~ Donna Rausch Tolstoy,SD (7/27/2019)
  • So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Our prayers and thoughts. Always had time to visit. God Bless. ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, SD (7/27/2019)
  • Sorry to hear this news, Jack was a mover and shaker and will Missed ~ John Amsden Santa Rosa (7/27/2019)
  • Sorry for your loss. He was a good man. ~ Shawn Fitzgerald Memphis TN (7/27/2019)
  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family, sorry for your loss. ~ Kari and Kendall Kjerstad Grand Junction CO (7/27/2019)