Wendell Adamson Hansen July 28, 1941 - June 7, 2021

Our beloved Wendell passed away peacefully on June 7, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.

Wendell Adamson Hansen was born July 28, 1941, in Benjamin, Utah, to Bert and Mary Hansen. Wendell loved growing up on a farm in Lake Shore. He loved anything outdoors and spent countless hours on his horse riding though the mountains.

In high school, he played basketball, and was very involved in FFA, and that is also where he met the love of his life, Marva Anderson.

He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the North British Mission from 1960-1962.

He then returned home and, three months later, married his high school sweetheart, Marva, in the Manti Utah Temple on March 14, 1963. They shared 59 wonderful years together.

Wendell and his father-in-law owned and operated A & H equipment, a John Deere dealership. He made many friends in his years there and loved selling tractors and parts.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings, including serving in the bishopric, and the high council, but always loved working with the Young Men the best.

He lived for church basketball, as both a player and a coach. He also loved coaching his sons in many years of basketball. He touched many people’s lives through basketball.

Marva and Wendell were blessed with four sons and three daughters. He always taught them to “Love One Another.” He was an amazing example of Christlike love & service. One of his greatest joys in life was loving his beautiful family. He loved his darling wife, Marva, and they are so thankful to have an eternal marriage and know they will be together again.

He is survived by his wife, Marva; and seven children: David (Jada) Hansen, Richard (Melanie) Hansen, Cheralyn (Ricky) Monroe, Charlene (Scott) Martineau, Mark (Jill) Hansen, Marylyn (Ryan) Sundquist, and Bert (Julie) Hansen; 21 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren (and four more coming soon); and his brother, Mark Hansen. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Joe Bert Hansen, and Julie Frandsen; and a great-grandson, Brayton Hansen.

A visitation for family and friends of Wendell will be held Friday, June 11, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the evening, at Walker Funeral Home. 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660. A second viewing will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the morning, at the Lake Shore LDS Church, 5916 South 3200 West, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660. The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. also at the Lake Shore LDS Church.  Interment will be at Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

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Friday, June 11, 2021
from 6 to 8 p.m. in the evening
Walker Funeral Home
187 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660

2nd Viewing

Saturday, June 12, 2021
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in the morning
Lake Shore LDS Church
5916 South 3200 West
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660

Funeral Service

Saturday, June 12, 2021
11:00 a.m. in the morning
Lake Shore LDS Chapel
5916 South 3200 West
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660


Following the funeral service
interment will be
at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery
420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660


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    Betty Foster says

    Wendell was an amazing man who along side his sweet Marva raised a beautiful family. He will surely be missed but it is also fun thinking of great memories about your whole group!!! We love the Hansen’s…our family!

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    Bruce Gordon says

    My memories and friendship with Wendell go back to when I was a child.I remember playing basketball the the men Tuesday nights after mutual as a 12 year old.They beat me up pretty good but I sure learned alot.when 9-00 rolled around Wendell would hand me the keys to his Ford work truck and send me home.he said he would catch a ride from jay evans to get it.He coached me in church basketball and softball,hunted rabbits together And roped steers together.I learned a lot from this great man and I am honored to call him a good friend,Rest in peace my mentor,coach and friend.

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    Heath Mills says

    Wendell was like a father to me, he always made me feel like a part of their family! I fondly remember going on deer hunts & pheasant hunts with Wendell & his boys and chasing horses in the desert with him. What a great man and an amazing example of fighting the fight and enduring to the end! I will forever be grateful for knowing and having these experiences with such a great man and family! Love to all of the Hansen’s and want to say thank you for sharing your Dad with me.

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