Bill was a combat infantryman and on the journey over on the Queen Elizabeth with 10,00 troops on the ship he was designated to go up into the crows nest (100 in the air) to watch for enemy boats and aircraft.

He landed at La Harve, France, where the 106th Division was Hitting the Battle of the Bulge and used a BAR rifle.

Send Flowers Sign/View Registry Carl was the eldest of eight children of Carl and Ella (Toth) Hansen.

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He was able to ride the entire parameter of the United States.

It was on this trip that he ventured into Sturgis for the Annual Motorcycle Rally.

Being the oldest of eight children, he learned to work at an early age and took on many needed tasks when his dad was away at work. Bill had the joy of spending summers at their Ponderosa Cabin after retirement, spending many hours cutting and splitting firewood. One of the delights of his life after retirement was a venture to remodel the Country Church building at Four Corners.

He restored the old pews and built new ones, cut and hauled wood to church and worked wherever he was needed.

Bill is survived by his son, Chris Hansen and daughter Darlene (Travis) Sears, all of Spearfish, two brothers; Fred (Barbara) Hansen, and Jack (Betty) Hansen, four sisters; Rose (Ervin) Allen, Lorraine Davis, Shirley (Roy) Borgialli, and Helen (Corbin) Nicolls, all of Newcastle, WY, one aunt, Elizabeth Cummings, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lorna Allen Hansen; parents, Carl and Ella Hansen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ross and Lorella Allen; one brother, Jimmy Hansen; and one sister-in-law Zelpha Hansen; brothers and sisters in-law; Ariel and Roosevelt Cole, Junior and Bertha Allen, Russell Davis, and David and Anna Marie Rawhouser.

Bill was raised on the family ranch near Horton and in Newcastle.

He attended grade school and high school in Newcastle, graduating in 1944. He served two years in the European Theater (England, France and Germany).

He attended school in Pickerington, Ohio until he was 17 and joined the US Air Force.

Ted wanted to travel and see some of the world but unfortunately he was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, and remained there serving 8 years with the Air Force and 16 years Civil Service.

He fell in love with the Black Hills and in 1990 he moved to Piedmont.