Karsten Hansen (sponsored obituary)
In Loving Memory of Karsten M. Hansen (1924-2008)
The family will have a Celebration of Life and celebrate Flag and Father’s
Day on Saturday, June 14th at the Grass Valley Elk’s Lodge, at 109 South
The son of Iver and Hannah B. Hansen was born in Siston, South Dakota. His
father had emigrated from Denmark at the age of 19 to join his brother
Karsten in America. He met his wife in Wild Horse, Colorado and in 1910
began their life together. They were blessed with 6 children, Lisa, Arlie,
Lila, Iver Jr., Doris and Karsten. After leaving South Dakota, the family
lived in Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas before arriving in Grass
Valley in 1932.
Karsten attended local schools and was employed with Kaiser Engineering
Vallejo before entering the U.S. Army. He served his country from 1943 to
1946 on the European front with the 124th AAA – Battery B. After his
discharge he was employed with the CA. Dept of Architure. Brothers Arlie,
Iver and Karsten started Hansen Bros. Co. in 1953 in Grass Valley. He
served on the G.V. Personnel Board and was a member of the G.V. Police Dept.
Reserves. He was a past president of the G.V. Lions Club, a Life Member of
the G.V. Elks Lodge, Madison Lodge #23, National Rifle Assoc. and a member
of the Nevada Co. Sportsman, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was elected to the Nevada Co. Board of Supervisors Dist. III in 1978 and
served until 1986.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Iver and Arlie and sister
Lisa Davis. He is survived by his wife Maryalyce, daughters Kim East, Tina
Hughes, grandson Nathan Hutson, granddaughter Schandelle Hutson and son in
law Kevin Hughes, sister and brother in law Lila and Leonard Bidnorz of
Nevada City and sister Doris Osborn of Yerington, NV. Nieces Lynn Bednorz
Beck, Margie Bednorz Blackston, Roxanne Twitchell Eslick, Bonnie Davis
Jones, Ann Davis Sonke, Sue Hansen Peterson, Anna Twitchell Sanders, nephews
Jim Davis, Orson Hansen, Gary Thompson, Rocci Twitchell, Kevin Twitchell and
numerous great nieces and nephews.
The Flag Presentation by the Elks Lodge and the reading of her Elks Lodge
winning essay, “What I see when I look up at the American Flag” by Karsten’s
great niece, Shelby Carrow, will be held at 11:45 am. Memorial donations may
be made to Hospice of the Foothills, American Heart Assoc., American Lung
Assoc., Diabetes Foundation, and Nev. Co. Land Trust Walking Trails.
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