Feb. 7, 1919 — July 26, 2013
Arlo Edgar “Ed” Hansen, Milton-Freewater, passed away July 26, 2013, at his home at the age of 94.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1151 N. Elizabeth, Milton-Freewater. Concluding services and interment in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the LDS Missionary Fund through the church or Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home.
Mr. Hansen was born in High River, Alberta, Canada on Feb. 7, 1919. His parents were Lewis and Olga Neilsen Hansen. He attended school in Raymond, Alberta. He was raised by his parents, learning to work on a very large ranch owned by C.S. Noble and had an affinity for using and repairing ranch equipment and could always find a job. As a young man, he was trained to become a journeyman electrician and a steam engineer. He also lived in Glenwood, Alberta. He married Charlene Hinman in 1938 and they raised six children. In 1949 they moved to Moses Lake, and resided there until 1968 when they were divorced.
He lived in Colfax where he was employed in a hospital as an engineer to keep up the equipment. He then moved to Milton-Freewater and worked for Watermill Foods processing plant as an electrician. In 1971 he married Doris Wolfe in Milton-Freewater, where he has resided since that time. He was later employed by Iowa Beef for a year, then Lamb-Weston as an electrician until his retirement in 1984.
He had an inventive mind and was always thinking up new ways to improve equipment. He built several homes in his lifetime, whistling as he worked. Mr. Hansen was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in several positions. He spent many hours helping people with electrical problems, helping people move, etc.
He is survived by his wife Doris; his children, Arlo E. “Ted” Hansen of Glenwood, Alberta., Can., Arlene Helton of Springville, Utah, Nola Morton of Alvin, Texas, Glorya Seal of Tigard, Ore., Camille Thompson of Estacada, Ore., and Charles Rex Hansen of West Bountiful, Utah; step-children Diana Perrigin of Dayton and Sandra Holady, Janice Rice, and Karen Heidenrich ,all of Milton-Freewater, Marilyn Morales of Lakeville, Minn., and Ronald Wolfe of Kennewick; 56 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wilbur (Bill); and a baby sister, Olga Marie.