William Hansen

William Ernest "Bill" Hansen

Wednesday, March 28th, 1934 - Thursday, February 4th, 2021
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William “Bill” Hansen, 86, of Pierce, passed away February 4, 2021 at NCMC in Greeley. He was born March 28, 1934 in Milliken, CO by Dr. Fuson to Frederick Wilhelm and Mabel Christine (Veden) Hansen. The family moved to Pierce shortly thereafter and he graduated from Pierce High School in 1952.

Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1952, serving aboard the USS Borie until his discharge in 1956 and then served in the Reserves until 1985 when he retired.

On January 15, 1959 at 3 p.m., he was wed to Dixie Lorraine Thompson at the Methodist Church in Cheyenne, WY and they celebrated 62 years together.

Bill worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in Cheyenne for four years before moving back to Pierce in 1960 and operating the family dairy. He also worked for Agfinity for 15 years and then the Highland School District as a bus driver until January 16, 2021.

Hunting, bait fishing, and shooting were a few of his hobbies, but he most enjoyed time with his family; supporting the kids’ activities and being with his grandchildren. He was a very supportive fan of the Broncos and Rockies, win or lose.
Bill was a member of the Ault VFW Post 4334, Highland High Plains Library Board, Moose Lodge, served as the Pierce Mayor for a term, Pierce Town Board and the First Lutheran Church of Ault.

Thankful to have shared his life include his wife, Dixie of Pierce, children; Patricia Hansen of LaSalle, John (Jeanice) Hansen of Frederick, Lillie (Steve) Denny of Red Feather, Stella (Edward) Cypher of Aurora and Shawn Hansen of Virginia Beach, VA, 9 grandchildren; Michael and Mark Dahlgren, Jared and Justin Crowley, Jessica Reichert, Kasedi Boening, Dr. Jillian Sakariason, Keanan Cypher, Lt. Kendra Cypher, 17 great-grandchildren; Angel Sanchez, Audrey, Aurora, Michael, Alice and Broderick Dahlgren, Jameson, Elyse, Max, Leo and Mia Crowley, Ryan Reichert, Frederick, Lorelei and Adelaide Boening, Elsie and Charlotte Sakariason.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, John and Bob Hansen.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Adamson. Life Celebration 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Ault VFW Post 4334. Private family interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the “Highland High Plains Library”, “Ault VFW”, “First Lutheran Church of Ault” or the “Pierce Senior Center” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631. Friends may leave condolences at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 12th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, February 12th, 2021 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Adamson Celebration Center
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 13th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 13th, 2021 11:00am
    Ault VFW
    100 1st Street
    ault, CO 80610
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 |
    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
    Fort Logan National Cemetery
    3698 South Sheridan, Denver
    DENVER, CO 80235
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Posted at 08:37pm
We are so sorry for you loss.
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John Schulz

Posted at 01:17pm
Dixie, John & Hansen family,

Our sincere condolences on the loss of Bill. He was such a true patriot and a pillar in both the church and community. It was always a pleasure to be around Bill. He was a good friend to many and always ready with an amusing story or joke. I was proud to call him a friend. He will be missed.

John Schulz & family


Posted at 05:24pm
Our warmest condolences,
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Posted at 03:31pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Marlys Harman

Posted at 02:51pm
Our deepest sympathy, condolences and love. Al Reed, Marlys and Michael and families.
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