Gene Hansen

MAZON—Gene Hansen, 79, of Mazon,  passed away Jan, 11, 2018 at his home.  
Born Jan. 3, 1939 in Joliet, he was the son of  Sam H. and Alberta Helen (nee Zilm) Hansen. He married the former Carol Stevenson on Nov. 24, 1978 in Honolulu, HI. Gene was a longtime farmer in the Mazon area. He enjoyed collecting farm toys and attending antique tractor shows and farm sales.  
Surviving are his wife, Carol Hansen, of Mazon; step-children, Kevin Anderson, of Dwight and Chris Anderson, of Gardner; grandson, Zachary Anderson, of Moline, IL; sister-in-law, Joanne Hansen, of Lemont, IL; brother-in-law, Sherman Marques, of Mazon and nieces, nephews, and cousins.  
Preceding him in death were his parents, brother, Ronald Hansen and sister, Gertrude Marques.  
Gene requested his remains be donated to the Illinois Anatomical Gift Association for research.  
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Gene's farm.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be directed to Joliet Area Community Hospice or Friends in Christ Lutheran Church.  
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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.