Mark B. Hansen


Mark B. Hansen, age 91 of Beaver Dam, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

Mark was born on March 5, 1926 in Beaver Dam, the son of Neil B. and Mildred E. (Brown) Hansen. He was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mark proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Americal Division during World War II. He was onboard the maiden voyage of USS Fond du Lac, sailing to both Guam and the Philippines. Mark owned and operated Hansen’s Mink Ranch in Beaver Dam. Mark was a member of St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church and the John E. Miller American Legion Post 146. A Wisconsin Badgers football season ticket holder for many years, Mark was also a big Green Bay Packers fan. He regularly listened to WBEV radio and enjoyed going for car rides in the country with good friends Rob and Donna, doing crossword puzzles and reading.

Mark is survived by his nephews, Jerry (Rosemary) Martel of Beaver Dam and Paul (Kathy) Bahrs of Nevada; niece, Cathy (Paul) Salscheider of Washington; and further survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Debra Bahrs, Eunice Martel, Carol Reider and other relatives.

A memorial gathering for Mark will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1:00 p.m.  Members of the John E. Miller American Legion Post 146 are invited for a walk through at 12:00 p.m. (noon). Inurnment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam with graveside military honors.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at