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Earl A. Hansen

January 13, 1928 June 15, 2015
Earl A. Hansen
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Earl A. Hansen, 87, of New Richmond, WI went home to be with his Lord on Monday, June 15, 2015. He died peacefully at home with his wife of 65 years.
Earl was born January 13, 1928 in Luck, WI. He graduated from Frederic High School in 1945. Earl served two years in the U.S. Navy. After service he graduated from Minnesota School of Business with an Accounting Degree. His first job was with Lindahl Oldsmobile in Minneapolis and remained there for ten years. In 1949 he married the love of his life, Wanell Bohn. In 1960 he returned to Frederic to work with his brother, Roy at the Frederic Auto Co., the local Chevrolet and Oldsmobile dealership. They owned the business until 1992 and sold to Larsen Auto. Through the years in Frederic he served on the Village Board, Church Board, and many community organizations.
Earl enjoyed traveling, a retirement home in Arizona in the winter, and summers at the family cabin on North Sand Lake. What Earl enjoyed the most was spending time with his many friends and his loving family. He was known as a quiet man with a sharp wit.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Dagney Hansen and his two brothers, Roy and Kenneth Hansen.
He is survived by his wife, Wanell Hansen; his 4 children, Jerry (Kathy), Jill (Merle) Paulson, Diane (Dave) Pettis, and Ron (Kathy); 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; also survived by sister-in-law, Sylvia Hansen.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic, WI on Monday, June 22nd - visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the service at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will follow.
An online guestbook is available at or . Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550.

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