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Robert Hansen dies at age 78

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Robert Hansen, age 78 of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away on July 21, 2013.

He was born November 21, 1934 in Lansing, Ill.

Robert is survived by his wife, Catherine (Lewandowski) Hansen; son, Shaun (Kim) Connelly of Chesterton, Ind.; daughter, Andrea (Tim) Bradford of Valparaiso; grandchildren, Tyler Bradford, Alexis Sanchez, Dylan Connelly.

Robert is also survived by his children, Cindy (Harry) Reed of Plant City, Fla, Timothy (Jalesia) Hansen of Tenn., Barbara (Clete) Bach of Hobart, Ind., Kurt Hansen of Hammond, Ind., Scott (Samantha) Hansen of Munster, Ind., and Lisa (John) Dereski of Columbus, Ind.; grandchildren, Julie, Paul, Ethan, Tyler, Aaron, Matthew, Tim Jr. and sister Ruth Gross of Hammond.

Robert was a retired Switchman for IHBRR. He was a member of Hobart Elks #1152, and he loved his grandkids and golfing.

Private memorial services for Robert will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, Ind.

Online condolences to the family may be made at

Posted 7/23/2013