Delta County resident Donald Arlen Hansen died March 12, 2013, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 82.
A funeral service was held March 15 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel. Burial followed at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Mr. Hansen was born May 5, 1930, in Louviers, to Harvey and Grace (Waldron) Hansen. He was raised and attended schools in Louviers.
He married Evelyn Ferguson July 16, 1950. They were married 43 years before she died in 1993.
Mr. Hansen was an ordained minister, a farmer and a truck driver.
He is survived by four daughters, Jeanne Olson and husband Darrell, Sandra McGee and husband Michael, Cherie Merritt and husband Frank, and Becky Wittmer and husband Gary; nine grandchildren, John, Jason and Joshua Merritt, Christopher and Nicholas McGee, Michael and Wendy Olson, and Jeff and Dustin Wittmer; 12 great-grandchildren; and a friend, Margaret Bakeman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Hansen; a sister, Lois Dahlberg; and one great-grandson, Noah Olson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, or to Horizons Care Center, 11411 Highway 65, Eckert, CO 81418.
Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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