Steven Kirk Hansen
December 25, 1945 ~ October 28, 2020
Steven Kirk Hansen, age 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 28 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, CO.
Steven was born in Salt Lake City to Dan and Dorothy Kirk Hansen. He grew up in Bountiful, UT.
He loved Scouting and earned his Eagle Scout on November 11, 1960. He graduated from Bountiful High School on May 29, 1964.
He was called to serve a Swedish Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He entered the MTC on March 15, 1965. He returned home with honor on August 31, 1967.
He absolutely loved the people in Sweden and speaking the language. He remained fluent in Swedish his entire life.
Upon returning home he joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged in January 1970.
He loved working in the Salt Lake City Temple with his dad. He would often share many stories of working in the Temple, but by far his best story is meeting the love of life Dianne VanCleve there.
He knew right away that this sweet, shy woman was the one he wanted to spend Eternity with. After just six short, fun-filled weeks, he asked her to marry him. They were married and sealed for time and all eternity on July 9, 1971.
Deciding together that they didn’t want to raise a family in the city, they packed up and moved to Moab. They bought a beautiful home on Hillside Drive and quickly fell in love with the neighborhood and the people there.
Steve got a job at the Rio Algom Uranium mine in La Sal and worked there for many years.
They soon found some land in La Sal to build their forever home and raise their family in.
They quickly fell in love with the community and town of La Sal, and together they decided that they would do whatever it took to stay there for the rest of their lives.
When the mine closed down, Steven went to work for Redd Ranches and spent many years building fences on the La Sal Mountains.
He did many jobs throughout his life. He drove the school bus for many years and loved all the kids who rode his bus from La Sal to school in Monticello. He delivered propane for Petrolane and drove truck and delivered for Canyonlands Dairy.
He finally “settled down” and got a job as the Maintenance Man at San Juan Hospital in Monticello where he worked for 21 years and retired in 2014.
Steve always loved spending time with his grandkids and would often take them for rides to “get a hamburger.”
He loved being a member of the La Sal Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many callings, but his favorite was being a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.
Steven is survived by his children Kirk Hansen of La Sal; Jalaine Hopkins (Don) of La Sal; Ryan Hansen (Jannette) of Mountain View, WY; and Kevin Hansen of Lakewood, CO. He has ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sister Linda Hansen Zobell (Gary) of Duchesne, UT and brother David Hansen (Melony) of Farmington, UT.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Dianne Hansen, his older sister Judy Hansen Knight (John), his older brother John Hansen, his younger sister Juelle Hansen Sorensen (Keith), and younger sister Marianne Hansen Harwood (Jay).
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and time. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for our family.