Robert D. Hansen, age 80, of Manitowoc, died Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Bob was born on March 1, 1938 in Manitowoc, son of the late Donald and Alice (Brachman) Hansen. He attended local area schools and graduated with the class of 1956 from Manitowoc Lincoln High School. As a young man Bob attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He served in the U.S. Army as an M.P. with the 523 M.P. Detachment from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1959, achieving the rank of Sergeant. Bob worked as a cross country semi-truck driver. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and his Model A with his best gal Donna, and vacationing and spending time with Oscar his dog. In the past Bob served as a Scout Master in Manitowoc and was a current member of the AmVets Post #99 of Manitowoc. He liked to participate in the reenactment of the Buffalo Bill Show and participated weekly on the Open Mic show of WOMT radio.
Survivors include his special friend: Donna Steffen, Manitowoc; his six children: Jeffrey (Sherry) Hansen, Whitelaw; Jennifer Miller and Rod, Manitowoc; Jessica (Jason “Moose”) Jarstad, Chaseburg; Daniel Hansen, Manitowoc; Jeremiah (Leah) Hansen, Viroqua; Megan Hansen and Matt Boldt, Manitowoc; fourteen grandchildren: Roxanne; Ashley; Kyle; Aubrey; Devin; Hannah; Kaeden; Hailey; Wyatt; Anna; Brady; Madeline; Canon; Grant; two great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law: Sandra (Randy) Neuser, Watertown; one brother: Gary M. Hansen, Manitowoc; his Shih Tzu dog: Oscar, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents: Donald and Alice Hansen; one brother: Russell Hansen.
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State Street, Manitowoc. Burial of his cremated remains will happen at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery. AmVets Post #99 will conduct Military Honors at the funeral home following the memorial service. Relatives and friends may call on Friday at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his name. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com