American Veteran 09

CMSgt Charles (Charlie) Hansen

March 17, 1943 ~ December 22, 2022 (age 79) 79 Years Old

CMSgt Charles (Charlie) Hansen Obituary

Visitation Thursday December 29, 2022, 1pm to 8pm, with family greeting relatives and friends 6pm to 8pm at the Lauber Funeral and Cremation Services, Friend, NE.

Public Graveside Service 2pm Friday December 30, 2022, Johnson Creek Cemetery, rural Friend, NE. Friends are invited to join the family for the graveside service.

A Memorial service for Charlie will be held in the spring of 2023 with the time and date to be announced.


CMSgt Charles (Charlie) E. Hansen of Friend, NE passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at the age of 79, with the love of his life and wife of 57 years Judy by his side.

Charlie was born March 17, 1943, to Andrew Lars Hansen and Edith May (Gifford) Hansen in Friend, NE. Charlie was the first born of six children. He was a strong, hard-working man who provided and cared deeply for his family. Charlie enjoyed talking to and seeing his friends, sharing stories, reminiscing, and telling jokes. He was passionate about his job in the Nebraska Air National Guard, retiring after nearly 39 years. He tremendously enjoyed and was extremely knowledgeable about his sporting hobby, through which he met so many life-long friends. He was blessed with the ability to build and fix nearly anything, including creating and making parts he needed for various projects.

Charlie married Judy Tauriella on October 24, 1965, and to this union God blessed them with three children: Mark, Todd, and Carmen. His greatest joy and loves in life were his wife and his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He and Judy did everything together. He enjoyed her interests, and she enjoyed his…just being together. They also loved cruising in the Corvettes they had through the years. Charlie was a member of the Friend American Legion Ford Banka Post #183. He attended Milford Assembly of God, where he served on the board and as a youth sponsor. He also attended Christ's Place Church, in Lincoln, and Friend Christian Assembly.

Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Judy, children Mark (SheriLynne) Hansen, Todd (Heather) Hansen, Carmen Hansen (Nick Olin). Grandchildren Charlie Hansen, Elisabeth Hansen, and Laurel Hansen; Mercedes Hansen and Maddie Hansen, Branden (Jacqui) Dyer, Andrew Hansen, and Chase Dyer. Great-grandchildren Franklin Dyer and Charlotte

“Charlie” Dyer. Brothers Philip Hansen, Norman (Jeanne) Hansen, David (Marilyn) Hansen. Sister Andrea (David) Hoffart. Sister-in-law Nancy Tauriella Ruhl. Brother-in-law John (Jeretta) Tauriella, and many nieces and nephews. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Edith Hansen, sister Clara Elizabeth Ramirez Lemon, aunt Daisy Hansen, brother-in-law Larry Ruhl, parents-in-law Frank and Marjorie (Speake Lewellen) Tauriella, and close friend James R. Taylor.

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December 29, 2022

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lauber Funeral Home
814 Maple Street
Friend, NE 68359

Family Receiving Relatives and Friends
December 29, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lauber Funeral Home
814 Maple Street
Friend, NE 68359

December 30, 2022

2:00 PM
Johnson Creek Cemetery


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