Bob was born Robert Gordon Hansen on Jan. 30, 1953, at Renton Hospital, in Renton, Washington, the first child of Harold (Chet) and Doris Hansen. Bob was a gifted man whose passions were pottery, pastoring, plants, and during the last 20 years or more, writing. He owned a home-based business as a self-employed Christmas tree farmer and wholesale nurseryman. He also authored dozens of books and stories, many of them in the realm of Christian allegory, with very imaginative characters and settings.
Two of his books were published, and he wrote a popular slice-of-life column for the local paper, The Chronicle, for five years. He also founded a local writers’ critique group that is still meeting today. He loved his family above all these things, but Bob’s greatest love was Jesus, his Lord and Savior, whom he served with all his heart. Due to complications with Parkinson’s disease, on Dec. 4, 2022, at the age of 69, Bob was released from the limitations of his earthly body and taken home to heaven.
Bob is survived by Sherry, his beloved wife of nearly 48 years; his four children — Micah Hansen, Chris Hansen, Ben Hansen and Susanne Kiffer — and their spouses; his two sisters Sharon Johnson and Ruth Hansen, and 21 grandchildren.
His memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at Bethel Church in Chehalis.
Very special thanks to our wonderful respite helper, Jane Sterland, hospice helper Doris and hospice nurse Mark. You were a huge help and blessing to us and we are so grateful.