Lawrence Delane Hansen, 80, of North Platte, passed away Dec. 7, 2019, at Linden Court.

Lawrence was born March 17, 1939, in Maxwell to Hans and Dora Ellen (Bockus) Hansen. He graduated from Curtis State High School with the class of 1957, attended college for a semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and returned home to the family farm. On June 10, 1962, in North Platte, he married Gloria Jean “Jeannie” Folchert. The first five years of married life were spent on the family ranch south of Maxwell. In 1968, they purchased from Jeannie’s parents the property near Wellfleet where she had grown up, and they lived there until 1989, when they bought a ranch in Cherry County, relocating to the Sandhills. In 1996, they purchased a ranch southeast of Alliance. In 2002, wanting to return to the region where both had grown up, they traded the ranch at Alliance for a ranch at Stapleton. At that time Jeannie and Lawrence moved into a home north of North Platte.

Lawrence was always willing to help others around him and was a good neighbor. He enjoyed playing poker and pitch. He enjoyed his grandchildren and their activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeannie; brother, Ned; sisters-in-law, Cora Jane and Roberta; brothers-in-law, Stanley Grandstaff and John Spencer; nephew, Randy Hansen; nephew-in-law, Rick Speck; and niece-in-law, Gwen Hansen.

Survivors include his children, Tom (Jill) of Wellfleet, Tammy (Ron) Hansen Snell of Costa Rica and Travis (Melody) of Stapleton; grandchildren, Hollie (Marshall) Fischer, Dr. Kellie Hansen, Todd Hansen, Sheila Hansen Snell, Trinity Hansen and Tessa Hansen; brother, Vernon Hansen of Curtis; sister, Florence (John) Shetler of Norfolk; great-grandchildren, Claire, Miles and Mason Fischer: sisters-in-law, Jenny Hansen of North Platte and Virginia Spencer of Brady; and brother-in-law, George (Marge) Spencer of Brady.

Memorials are suggested to the Gift of Hope Cancer Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Daniel Ramsey officiating. There will be a reception and meal after the service at the North Platte Moose Lodge, followed by the burial at the Curtis Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m., with the family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

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