Robert W. Hansen, 70
Masonic and funeral services were held Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Mueller Funeral Home, W63 N527 Hanover Ave., Cedarburg for Robert ďBobĒ W. Hansen Sr. of Cedarburg, who was born into eternal life April 20, 2010, at the age of 70. Burial was at Zur Ruhe Cemetery.
Bob was born Oct. 1, 1939, in Escanaba, Mich., to Julius and Eva (nee Corrvieu) Hansen, the fifth of six children. He graduated from Powers-Spalding High School, class of 1957. Bob had a musical gift and enrolled in Northern University to pursue a degree in music education. He would later return to Northern Michigan and receive his Masterís Degree in Music Education.
Bob met his wife, Sally, at the Methodist church when he was the organist and she was a member of the church choir. Bob married Sally (nee Myners) Hansen on Aug. 14, 1965, in Norway, Mich.
Bob taught in Vulcan at the high school (later known as Norway-Vulcan High School) as the band teacher/history teacher. He was brought to Cedarburg in 1968 with a teaching job at the Mequon-Thiensville School District. He started his teaching career at Grand Avenue School in Thiensville and finished his career as an elementary music teacher at Wilson Elementary School in Mequon, retiring in 1999.
Bob filled his life with family and friends. He was an avid cook, gardener, and of course musician. Bob was active with the Masonic fraternity and was a member of Victory Lodge 320, Cedarburg, and also with Lincoln Chapter 147 Order of the Eastern Star. Bobís music ability gave him the opportunity to also serve as Grand Organist, Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star for the state of Wisconsin.
Bon and Sally both enjoyed traveling the state and meeting friends along the way. He was also church organist for St. Simonís Episcopal Church in Port Washington up until his Parkinsonís made him unable to play.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sally; children, Robert (Laura) of Grays Lake, Ill., and Juli (Michael) Kassens of Grafton. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Tyler Farver, and Benjamin, Jacob and Sarah Hansen. He is also survived by his brothers, John of California and Julius (Mary) of Michigan; and sisters, Marjorie (Bob) Johnson of Maryland and Dorothy (Blair) Turrell of Missouri; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws and his brother, Walter (Peggy) of Washington.
A special thanks to all the staff at Lasata Care Center, 2 East, for all of your love and compassion shown to Bob while a resident for the last year. Your special care was truly a blessing.
Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg assisted the family. For online condolences please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.