Gary Hansen

Obituary of Gary George Hansen


Gary George Hansen, born February 22, 1944, died peacefully at home with his family in Champlin, MN on May 11, 2022 at the age of 78.

Gary worked hard and took great pride in whatever job he did. He sold real estate for many years, then started a business doing yard work and snow removal where he employed many young people, including all of his children, teaching them that no matter what the job, do it well, and have fun along the way.

Gary is survived by his wife of 57 years Patty(nee Reggin), children; Karen (Robert) Mabli, Kevin (Cherish), Brent (Nora), Sandy (Mike) Haug, Susie (Steve) Cox, and his “Perfect 12” grandchildren; James, Grace; Isabelle, Gabe; Veronica, Sophia, George; Alex, Nathan, Daniel; Brody, Cameron, siblings; Bill (Barb), Betsy (Morrie) Carlson, Donald “Butch”, and Nancy (Jerry) Heinen. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and Reggin in-laws.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents; Kendall, Melba Widell (nee Gieseke), and Ewald Widell, siblings; Barb Sines, Beverly Rask-Lieffring, Carol Schalo, and Robert “Bob”


Celebration of Life Service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka at 1:00 on June 3, 2022.  Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Live streaming is available.  In lieu of flowers, please donate in Gary’s honor to The American Heart Association.

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A Memorial Tree was planted for Gary
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