John Hansen

June 18, 1939 ó Feb. 8. 2015

John HansenJohn Hansen, age 75, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Agrace Hospice in Janesville. John was born June 18, 1939, to the late John and Evelyn (Koloch) Hansen in Waukesha. He graduated from Pewaukee High School, class of 1958, and studied mortuary science at MATC. John married Diana Hull on Jan. 17, 1966, in Reno, Nev.

In 1967, John established a three-county Toyota dealership in Beloit that he owned and operated for many years. John was a lifelong salesman who enjoyed the personal interaction that his profession offered. He cherished the role of a being private entrepreneur and always meeting the expectations of his customers. John enjoyed motor boating, sailing and ice sailing. He was a longtime member of the Midwest Antique & Classic Boat Club. John and Diana shared many hours on the water, enjoying the romance and solitude the river offered.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Diana Hansen; his daughter, Diana (James Jr.) Geoffrey and their two daughters, Meredith and Elizabeth, all of Kaukauna; his son, John Hansen of Marietta, Ga.; three brothers, Harvey (Joann) Hansen, Joseph (Kathleen) Hansen and Nels (Susan) Hansen; his sister Mary (Richard) Harnack; his sisters-in-law, Judy Hansen and Fern Hansen; and many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and William; and Kimberly Bonaparte, his daughter from his first marriage.

Johnís memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Sun Valley Presbyterian Church, 1650 Sun Valley Road, Beloit, with Pastor David Ewing officiating. Friends will be received on Saturday at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. A memorial is being established in his name. Please share a memory or a condolence with the Hansen family on our website.

Brian G. Mark Funeral Homes of Beloit is serving the family. For further details, call 608-362-2000 or visit the website at