Lyle G. Hansen

March 2, 1946-Jan. 3, 2022

Lyle G. Hansen, 75, of

Wildrose, North Dakota,

passed away peacefully,

with his family at his side

at the Tioga Medical

Center in Tioga, ND on

Monday afternoon, Janu-

ary 3, 2022.

In keeping with Lyle’s

wishes, cremation has tak-

en place and a celebration

of his life will be held at a

later date. Friends are

welcome to visit


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Lyle or leave condolences

for his family.

Lyle Gerard Hansen was

born on March 2, 1946 to

Morris and Sylvia Han-

sen. Lyle was raised on

the family farm, he at-

tended and graduated

from Wildrose High

School in 1964. From

there he attended North

Dakota State School of

Science in Wahpeton, ND

from 1964-1966. He went

on to volunteer for the

military draft and heroi-

cally served one year in

Thailand where he

worked construction on

landing strips for refuel-

ing US forces flying to

Vietnam. After his return

to the US Lyle served as

part of military detail pro-

viding military honors at

funerals of veterans. He

was discharged in 1968.

Afterwards Lyle found

himself at a trade school

in Minneapolis where he

went on to work as heat

and air conditioning ap-

prentice for many years.

In 1971 his father passed

away and Lyle moved

back home to the family

farm. He had a love for

ranching and took great

pride in being the

third-generation farmer

on the winsome home-

stead in Williams county.

In 1970 Lyle married

Rhonda Kettner, this Mar-

riage was blessed with

two children, Craig and

Saron. In 1984 he married

Cindy Christianson who

now survives him. Lyle

was an active member in

the American Legion, he

served as president of Big

Meadow Township board

for many years and was a

member of Grace Luth-

eran Church in Wildrose.

Lyle was diagnosed with

Parkinson’s disease in

2008. He challenged the

disease by continuing to

be as active as possible on

the farm, often quoting

that “it takes me a week to

a month to get a day’s

work done.”. He seldom

complained about his

health, always reassuring

those he loved that he was

“oh fine, just fine.”. Lyle

was a quiet, soft-spoken

man who never wanted to

be the center of attention.

However, when he did

talk it was always worth

listening to because they

often ended with a

humorous unexpected

joke or story.

Lyle was devoted and

so loved his children and

grandchildren, they

brought so much joy to

his and Cindy’s life. He is

survived by his wife, Cin-

dy; son, Craig (Kasha) of

Grand Marias, MN;

daughter, Saron (Eric) of

Amsterdam, the Nether-

lands, grandchildren

Kyler, Jack, Sylvie, and

Luke; sisters Mary (John)

Longnecker, Lake St.

Louis MO and Sharri

(Doug) Cvancara, Wil-


He was preceded in

death by his father,

Morris; mother, Sylvia;

Brother, Warren; And

step-father, Edner Elling-