Timothy Wayne Hansen

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Timothy Wayne Hansen, 60, most recently of Nevada, Mo., died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at NRMC with his wife by his side.

Tim is survived by his wife, Jamie Sullivan, of Nevada, Mo.; his mother, Barbara A. Hansen, of Boise, Idaho; his brother, Darren D. Hansen and his wife, Debbie, of Round Mountain, Nev.; his sister, Cindra L. Weaver (Hansen) and brother-in-law, David Weaver, of Boise, Idaho; his brother, Lane S. Hansen and sister-in-law, Kirsten, of North Pole, Alaska; and his sister, Trace R. Hawkins (Hansen); and brother-in-law, Troy Hawkins, of Winnemucca, Nev.

Tim was the proud father of his children Matthew R. Hansen of Reno, Nevada, Brianne K. Hansen and Natalie N. Hansen both of Fallon, Nev., and Melissa A. Neely and Jessica N.M. Neely, both of Nevada, Mo. His pride and joy were his granddaughters, Siddalee and Paislie Estes, of Nevada, Mo., who will miss their Papa sorely. Tim was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews who all loved their Uncle Tim so very much. Tim was preceded by his father, LaVerne C. Hansen, formerly of Round Mountain, Nev.

Tim was born June 24, 1954, in Casper, Wyo., and raised in the Boise, Idaho, area by his loving parents Bud and Barbara. Throughout his life Tim remained very close to his family. He may not have talked to his brothers and sisters often, but he when he did it was as if they had just seen each other yesterday.

As a young man Tim entered the National Guard and quickly stepped up and joined the Army. He loved his life in the Army where he served for 10 years mostly on a tank as a Tank Commander. He lived in Germany where he lived in his tank for 10 months out of each year. He was very proud to serve his country. After leaving the Army, Tim went into the gold mining industry in Nevada (the state). He ran a five-story shovel for many years and talked about it often. He stayed in the mining industry for most of his life. He loved everything about mining. He worked in above ground mines and in underground mines. Before he got sick and had to retire, he was the manager of the Tire and Lube Center at Wal-Mart in Nevada, Mo.

Tim's first marriage produced Matt, Bunny, and Natalie. He loved his children fiercely. They were always on his mind and he always wanted the best for each of them. He was not able to see them as much as he wished because he wanted to keep the peace. He kept photos of them around the house just as if they had lived with him always. He always wanted them to know how very much he loved them.

In 1999, Tim and Jamie met and quickly fell in love. Melissa and Jessica quickly adopted Tim and made him their father, the best father they could ever ask for. They lived happily together as a family for 16 years. Tim was the most loyal and loving husband, father, and friend anyone could ever ask for.

If it wasn't for Tim, Melissa and Jessica would have never known the unconditional love of a true father. They felt like he was the best father ever because they chose him and he chose them. As for Jamie, he was the love of her life; her heart and soul. Tim never missed a day telling her he loved her.

Tim was an avid motorcycle rider. He was more than a weekend warrior, he was one with his motorcycle and it was a way of life for him. He was a founding member and eventual president of a motorcycle club called the Wildbunch MC in Northern Nevada.

He was proud of his club and it was a difficult decision for him to move to Missouri with Jamie, Melissa, and Jessica. He chose his family and this only showed his loyalty and love of his family even more. Tim always chose the best path for his family.

Tim was a loyal and loving man. He didn't talk a lot, but when he did it was important to him. He loved fiercely and was the smartest man we knew. He will be missed until the end of our days.

We will be having a Celebration of Life at Marmaduke Park, in Nevada, Mo., on Sunday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with military rites at noon.

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