Larry P. Hanson

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.





  • Larry P. Hanson Posted November 17, 2019 4:24 pm

    May Peace be with you and your memories consoling.

  • Amy Kica Posted November 17, 2019 6:36 pm

    Tanya and Mark, I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Our family has you in our thoughts, as you work through the process of acceptance. Focus on the positives, and be sure to take time to do something nice for yourselves.- The entire Kica Family

  • Rohith Posted November 20, 2019 7:51 am

    Sorry to hear this. May Larry’s soul Rest In Peace and the family get all required Strength.

  • Bob Johnston Posted November 20, 2019 8:20 am

    Larry was a great guy with a great smile and a gentle spirit. Prayers for encouragement to all.

  • Jean Posted November 20, 2019 9:19 am

    Martin and Anja, Sonya and Matt, and Mark and Tracey — I’m so sorry for your loss. May God hold you, nurture you, and fill you will unexpected peace. Jean Chapman McCartney

  • Angela and Troy Moore and Family Posted November 21, 2019 7:35 am

    Deepest sympathies for this loss…I will always hold onto Uncle Larry ‘s joy, and the example he set through his commitment to family. Heaven gained another great man.

  • Kristie Snyder Posted November 24, 2019 4:29 pm

    Dear family of Larry, Although I don’t know many of you I want to extend my sympathy and my prayers. Larry was my second cousin, my mom and Larry’s dad were cousins. We used to do things together quite often when we were all growing up in Holdrege. We had a lot of fun hanging out with all of our second cousins. We all attended the same church also. Larry was always such a nice guy! You have my deepest sympathy and my prayers, I am sorry that I didn’t know when the service was ahead of time. May your find memories bring you comfort.

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