Ralph Hansen, age 95, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Bohlman Manor in Birnamwood.
He was born June 12, 1918, in Mattoon, son of the late Christ and Helga (Jacobson) Hansen. He graduated from Elcho High School and served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. He owned and operated his own steel engraving business in Chicago until his retirement. He was a member of Faith Evangelical Free Church in Woodruff.
He is survived by his wife, Toini “Gertie” Hansen, currently residing in Birnamwood; three daughters, Carol (Larry) Larson of Birnamwood, Shirley DeBorde of Texas, and Linda (John) McGhee of Sanford, Fla.; a son, Ronald Hansen of Mattoon; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Nazerene in Mattoon, with Pastor Mark Quinn officiating. Burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Strasser-Roller Funeral Home and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ralph’s name may be directed to the Gideons International.
A full obituary is posted at www.strasserrollerfh.com.