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Richard "Dick" Thomas Hansen

January 9, 1948 — March 26, 2020

Richard "Dick" Thomas Hansen, 72 of Sioux City, Iowa died on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Unity Point Health St. Luke's in Sioux City, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3204 S. Lakeport Rd, Sioux City, IA with Pastor Russ Senstad and Pastor David Zirpel officiating. A private family burial was held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Akron, IA.

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Richard was born January 9, 1948 in Akron, Iowa, to Sivert and Rose (Scott) Hansen. The family later moved to Sioux City, where he grew up attending Sioux City Public Schools graduating from Central High in 1967. He married Terry L. Chappelle on May 24, 1969 in Sioux City. The couple raised three children Rene, Eric and Angie. Dick worked as a route salesman for Metz Baking and Wonder Bread for many years before semi retiring, during his semi-retirement he worked for the Sioux City Public School District until fully retiring in 2012. Dick was an accomplished bowler and lifelong golfer. He also played years of baseball and fast pitch softball. When his playing years ended, he became an umpire officiating at little league, high school and college games and at Penn Corp.

He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, playing cards and games and going to their sporting events.

Dick was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Teamsters Union Local # 554 and he also served in the Army National Guard for over 10 years

Surviving are his wife, Terry L. Hansen of Sioux City, IA; son, Eric (Amanda) Hansen of Sioux City, IA; two daughters, Rene (Craig) Grover of Merrill, IA and Angie (Darrin) DuBois of Sergeant Bluff, IA; seven grandchildren, Ashley (AJ), Kris, Sam, Conner, Devon, Emma and Dominic; 3 great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Carter and Noah; sister, Vicky Treloar of Sioux City; brother-in-law, Don Schurdevin of Elk Point, SD; sister-in-law, Sharon (Tom) Brown of Sioux City; brother-in-law, Doug (Kathy) Chappelle of Omaha, NE, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pat Schurdevin; and brother-in-law, Garland Treloar.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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