Larry P. Hanson
October 21, 1947 – November 15, 2019
Larry Hanson 72 went to his eternal resting place on November 15, 2019. Larry is the son of Paul and Lois Hanson, and was born on October 21, 1947, in Holdrege, Nebraska. He grew up and graduated from Holdrege High School in 1966.
He married Madeline Fenster and they had three children, Martin, Sonya, and Mark. He worked for the State of Nebraska for 41 years as a transmitter engineer for Nebraska Educational Television, from 1971-2012. He was very proud of keeping Sesame Street on television for 41 years. After divorcing in 1987, Larry moved to Omaha, Nebraska.
He married Tanya Williamson in 1998 and they reside in Omaha NE. They enjoyed traveling with many trips to Estes Park, Colorado. Larry was a family oriented loving father and a devoted husband. He was an electronics hobbyist, and an avid Huskers fan. He was an amateur photographer who loved taking pictures of his family and wildlife. He enjoyed looking at the stars through the telescopes his uncle Hilmer had made. He loved singing, listening to different genres of music, and he got his kids involved with the choir at church. Larry was a lifelong Lutheran and was active in the church teaching Sunday school for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Tanya, one sister Cynthia McCune, three children and their spouses, Martin Hanson (Anja) of Omaha, NE, (Sonya) Frickey (Matt) of Blue Hill, Nebraska, Mark Hanson (Tracey) of DeWitt, Nebraska. He had two step children, Ron Jr. and Leah Franck of Omaha, NE, and Heather Franck of Omaha, NE. He has six grandchildren: Erin and Jeremy Wilk of Culpeper, Virginia, Jocelyn Willis and friend Brandon of Allenhurst Georgia, Paul Willis of Blue Hill, NE, Caelan Willis of Blue Hill, NE, Isabell and Ben Leonard of Webberville, Michigan, Stacy and Trent Rengo of Omaha, NE. Larry had three step grandchildren Ronnie Franck, Dillon Franck, and Lexi Franck all of Omaha, NE, five great-grandchildren, Wyatt Wilk, Emily Wilk both of Culpeper, VA, Haley Leonard, Colton Leonard both of Webberville, MI and Dahlia Crabb of Allenhurst, GA. Larry had numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family will receive friends Thursday, November 22nd from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, November 22nd, 10am, St. Mark Lutheran Church (1821 No. 90th St.). INTERMENT Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials will be directed by the family.