Malcolm Harvey Hansen, 80, Buffalo, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis.
He was born April 4, 1939 in Aitkin, “Mickey” was the youngest child of Charles and Henrietta Hansen, Swatara. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Agriculture High School in Grand Rapids, he enlisted in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He and his platoon protected the Little Rock Nine during the integration of Central High School in September of 1957 under the orders of President Eisenhower. After spending several years traveling as a journeyman lineman with Local 160 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Mick and his wife Mary settled in the Buffalo area in 1970. He went on to become a commercial electrician and proud member of IBEW Local 292 (Minneapolis), where he served on the executive board and as president. He also operated Hansen’s Hidden Acres, a berry farm on Lake Mary. He took great joy in traveling, spending time with family and friends, farming, fishing, ATV trail riding and sports with his boys and grandchildren.
Mick was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Ellen (Welch) and siblings: Audrey, Bill, Carlton, Lewis, Joyce, John and Lois.
Mick is survived by his partner, Louise Wells, Buffalo; siblings: Margaret Anderegg, Odessa, Texas and Charles Hansen, Chisholm; children: Greg (Leslie Lienemann) Hansen, Lakeville; Karl Hansen, Los Angeles and Lucas (Sarah) Hansen, St. Michael; grandchildren: Samuel, Kateri, Kelly and Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6 at the Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave. North, Buffalo, with visitation between 5 and 7 p.m. Interment will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Macville Cemetery on Hwy. 169, just south of County Road 7 (Corner Club) near Swatara.