Kirk Hansen, 50, of Gettysburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Gettysburg High School Gym, with Pastor Jeff Adel officiating.
Kirk James Hansen was born in Huron, SD on May 2, 1962 to Elmer “Johnnie” and LaJean (Holzwarth) Hansen. He attended grade school in Howell, MI and graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1981. He continued his education at Mitchell Vo-Tech, becoming a licensed plumber.
Kirk returned to Gettysburg and joined his father in the family business, Hansen Septic Service. Johnnie retired in 1995 and Kirk purchased the business, changing the name to Hansen Plumbing Inc.
Kirk was a very family oriented man, always showing pride in both Jayden and Erik’s accomplishments. He enjoyed hunting with the boys, collecting items, and most recently motorcycling.
Kirk also gave of his many talents to the Gettysburg Volunteer Fire Department, serving for over 20 years. During that time he has served as fire chief and assistant fire chief.
Kirk’s life will be cherished by his son, Jayden of Agar; mother, LaJean Hansen of Gettysburg; his siblings, Karla (Steve) Reedy of Pinckney, MI and Kyle (Gillian) Hansen of Poulsbo, WA; nieces, Stephanie Hardesty, Kendra Hansen and Kori Hansen; nephews, Kevin Reedy and Casey Hansen; five great-nieces and nephews and his aunt and uncle, Leon and Delphine Rogers of Gettysburg.
Kirk was preceded in death by his son Erik; father, Johnnie Hansen; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to the Gettysburg Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 27, Gettysburg, SD 57442 or to the Kirk Hansen Memorial Fund, c/o Great Western Bank, 111 N.E. St., Gettysburg, SD 57442.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Kirk’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)