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Donald H. Hansing, 93, of Rockford, passed away on October 11, 2017. Don was born on September 17, 1924 in Rockford, the son of Henry F. and Clara (Knickrehm) Hansing. He graduated from East High School in 1943. Don worked at Fran Kral Lincoln Mercury from 1948 to 1981. He was a charter member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and served the congregation in many capacities, including former president of the church council and elder. Don married Lois Odelius on May 18, 1946 in Rockford. She predeceased him on May 23, 2005.
Survivors include his daughter, Jacqueline Baker; sons, David (Vicki), and Richard (Lisa) Hansing; grandchildren, Jessica, Meghan, Ryan, Hannah, and Cate; nine great-grandchildren; half-brothers, Andy (Vicki), Norm (Rosemary), Hank (Pat), and Chuck (Eileen) Hansing; half-sisters, Anita (Glenn) Robinson and Wanda (Rod) Rasmussen. Predeceased by his wife; and brothers, Bill (Karen) and John (Carol) Hansing.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2001 N. Alpine Rd, Rockford, with Rev. Kenneth Krause officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service. A reception at church will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1111 S. Alpine, Suite 307, Rockford, IL 61108, in memory of his beloved wife Lois.

Condolences & Shared Memories (11)

  1. Tia & Paul

    Sorry for the loss of your father Rick (& Lisa)~Our prayers are with you all.

  2. Roann Ray

    Condolences to you all. His smile will be missed. God’s peace to you all.

  3. FB

    Sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Know that caring thoughts are with you. Know that God (Psalms 83:18) has promised to "swallow up death forever"- Isaiah 25:8, and that “he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away”- John 5:28. (jw.org)

  4. Ray and Carole Jones

    Prayers for your family at this sad time. We will miss Don and pray for your peace and comfort at his passing. God bless you with happy memories.

  5. Brian and Kendra

    We are so sad to not be home for our family Saturday. Spreading Love and Hugs to You.

  6. Ray and Carole Jones

    Rick, Lisa and Jackie.. we are so saddened by your Dad's passing. We will miss his warm smile on Sundays. He was an inspiration to us all. God bless you all with God's peace and comfort at this sad time.

  7. Dale and Becky Brauer

    We loved Don and will miss him a lot. We are sorry that we are in FL and cannot be at his service. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Cyndy & Alan Rice

    Dear Dave and Vicki, sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

  9. Karen Franz

    Dear Lisa & Richard, My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Karen

  10. Carol Braun

    I am so sorry for your loss. I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with him. Glad he is reunited with his wife whom he missed terribly!

  11. Andy and Vicki Hansing

    Thank you Don, for including your half brothers and sisters in so many of your fun family occasions while we were growing up, and for introducing us to Breezy Point Camp in Canada where so many wonderful shore lunches were enjoyed by so many of us for so many years. You were a wonderful role model and will be missed as we reflect on many wonderful memories with you and your family.


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