Name:    Frederick Benjamin Henry Hansen

From:  The Evansville Courier, Evansville, Indiana
Date:  Thursday, December 4, 2008  

Frederick Benjamin Henry Hansen, known affectionately as "Fritz" or "Grandpa" was called to fulfill his appointment to be with the Lord on December 3, 2008.  He was born on June 28, 1917, to Frederick W. and Rosa (Heilman) Hansen of Millersburg, Indiana.

During his early years, Grandpa enjoyed farming in Millersburg, Indiana on his family farm.  He also liked woodworking and general carpentry.  In retirement, he loved to go camping with his family, having Sunday lunch at Golden Corral and reminiscing about the good ole days in Millersburg.

He worked for F. J. Foltz Ready-Mix Concrete and was a member of the Southeast Area Teamsters for twenty-seven years until his retirement in 1975. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene for thirty years and later attended Messiah Lutheran Church with his brother Gus.

Frederick was preceded in death by his wife Edna Lois; mother Rose, father Frederick; brother August; and sister Mildred Splittorff.

He is survived by his son, Kenneth Sr. and wife Roselyn, of Evansville; Son Don and wife Sandy of Snellville, Georgia; daughter Gail Lee and husband Chris of Evansville; stepson Ron Eaton and wife Susie of Newburg; and stepdaughters Charlotte Ayers Eaton, Janet Gore and Donna Bienhaus and husband Bob, all of Evansville.  He will also be missed by 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank Asera Care Hospice Center of Newburg for their loving care.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2008, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Rev. Sean Easterline, with burial at Park Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may visit Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 7700 Middle Mt. Vernon Road, Evansville, IN 47712.  Arrangements are by Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue.