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Benjamin Hansen

June 12, 1980 - Dec. 28, 2018


January 10, 2019

Benjamin Hansen

Benjamin Hansen

Benjamin Hansen of LaCrosse passed away Dec. 28, 2018, in Lewiston of a brain aneurysm. He was born June 12, 1980, to Gary Hansen (Great Falls) and June Coles (LaCrosse) in Helena, Mont. He was raised and attended schools in Montana.

At 17 he joined the military. He worked on many construction sites and hauled cars across the states. He was a correction officer at Walla Walla and most recently, a machine operator at Palouse River Rock in Colfax. All his co-workers became his friends and family.

He attended Colfax Baptist Church and the Methodist Church in LaCrosse. As a single father, he strove to raise his son to love God. He loved to fish, hunt, smoke meat and give to others. A big man with a bigger heart.

He is survived by his parents; children, Benjamin Hansen of LaCrosse, Cheyenne Tighe, Dustin Tighe and Kionna Olson all of Helena, Mont.; siblings, Robin Hansen of Great Falls, and Bert Hansen of LaCrosse.


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