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BRANDON â€” Mr. Eugene â€śGeneâ€ť Marvin Hansen of Brandon, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Koscuisko.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson with Rev. Vicki Landrum officiating.
Burial was held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in Sullivan, Ill. with Masonic and Military Rites.
Visitation will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson prior to services.
Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home of Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hansen was born on Feb. 18, 1926 in Oak Park, Ill., the son of Clarence and Agnes (Jensen) Hansen. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific on the USS Cabot. He was a Master Mason, a Shriner, a member of the American Legion and the Construction Specifications Institute. Gene retired from the profession of architecture following a 50 year career that spanned multiple projects across Mississippi and the Southeast region. He was a founding member of the Delta Chi Fraternity at Mississippi State University and a silver beaver recipient of the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1950.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Elaine Wood Hansen of Brandon; son, Mickey Hansen (Cathy) of Brandon; daughters, Cathy Hansen of Forest and Peggy Bland (David) of Boaz, Ala.; grandchildren, Nicole, Amy, Emily, Corey, Melody and Christopher; nine great-grandchildren; and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia, Marion, Margie; and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association or to your favorite charity.