Gary Raymond Hansen was born August 16, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska. Gary was one of four children of Ralph and Charlotte (Anderson) Hansen. Gary grew up in Bellevue, Neb. where he graduated from Bellevue Senior High School in 1964.

Gary was united in marriage to Kathleen Sue Rieple on September 21, 1966. The couple were blessed with two children: Kirk and Kirsten. They lived in Bellevue before moving to Auburn in 1972. Shortly after, they moved to Peru, Neb. where they lived 34 years and were currently residing in Auburn, Neb. Gary worked at Cooper Nuclear Station for 35 years.

After recent failing health, Gary passed away on September 28, 2020 at his home surrounded by family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws Adolph and Elizabeth Rieple; and brother-in-law Roger McKnelly. Survivors include: his wife Kathy of Auburn, Neb.; son and daughter-in-law Kirk Hansen and wife Coral of Guernsey, Wyoming; grandchildren Kory, Gracie and Maggie Hansen of Lynch, Neb.; Klinton Hansen and wife Ashley; great-grandchildren Aubrynn and Ali Sue all of Peru, Neb.; daughter and son-in-law Kirsten Kimpston and husband Drew of Auburn, Neb.; grandsons Alec Dunn and fiance Kelsey Hajek of David City, Neb. and Joey Dunn of Auburn, Neb.; brother: Brian Hansen of Fresno, California; sisters: Diane Hansen of Fresno, Calif., Michele Simpson of Riverside, Calif; brothers-in-law: Bill and wife Patty Rieple of Bellevue, Neb.; Chris and wife Patresse of Bellevue, Neb.; Randy Rieple Cabot, Arkansas; sisters-in-law: Carol (Rieple) Busse and husband Mike of Cabot, Ark.; Mona (Rieple) Anderson and husband Ace of Plattsmouth, Neb.; other relatives and friends.

All memorials are suggested to the Anatomical Board of Nebraska.

Nemaha County Herald

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