Rollo Hansen ~ May 12, 1922 – Dec. 18, 2012
Posted: Monday, Dec 24th, 2012
Rollo Hansen, 90, passed away at South Lincoln Nursing Center in Kemmerer on Dec. 18 from causes incident to age. Rollo was born on May 12, 1922, in Ogden, Utah, the son of Quincy Lafeyette Hansen and Annie Florean (Beard) Hansen. He was the fourth of six children: one sister Lola (Roy) Barnes; and brothers Fred (Dixie) Hansen, Milton (Annie) Hansen, Donald (Louise) Hansen and LaVerne (Marilyn) Hansen.
Rollo was four years old when the family moved to Frontier in 1926. He attended schools in Frontier and Kemmerer. He worked for Peter Kewitts Construction as a crusher in Oklahoma; Texas; Hillyard Flat, Utah; Little America and Rock Springs. He then worked for the Kemmerer Coal Co. in Green River. He also worked in the coal mines in Rock Springs, Cumberland and Elko Mines.
He served in the U.S. Army during 1942-1946 during World War II in the Phillippines, Australia, New Guinea and Japan. His hobby was electric trains, which he later donated to the Kemmerer Museum. He also liked to repair televisions, radios and telephones, always making them work in short order.
Rollo was never married. He was a caring man and was always helping others and had many friends who will miss him, in addition to his family.
Rollo was a member and elder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by his brother, Donald, of Pocatello, Idaho; three sisters-in-law, Dixie, of Sandy, Utah, Marilyn Manwill, of Salt Lake City, and Louise of Pocatello. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Lola, and brothers Fred, Milton and LaVerne.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ball Family Chapel in Kemmerer.