Marvin D. Hansen

11 entries
  • "nancy and all sons of marvin i am so sorry for your ..."
    - michael martin
  • "To The Hansen Family, We have been a renter for Marvin..."
  • "To the Hansen Family--Marvin and I lived in the same area..."
    - Bill Glenn
  • "Virginia and Family, My Family and Our church continue to..."
    - patrick hicks
The Guest Book is expired.
Service Information
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

June 9, 1933 ~ January 29, 2011
"He was a wonderful husband and father
and will be greatly missed."

Marvin D. Hansen of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully in is sleep Jan. 29, 2011 after a struggle with emphysema. He was born in Askov, MN on June 9, 1933 and graduated from Elmira (OR) High School in 1951.
Marvin attended Oregon State University where he received a degree in fisheries management in 1955.
After college he was in the infantry where he was ranked the 4th best marksman in the country.
Besides his lifelong love of hunting and fishing, Marvin's other passion was real estate. He was a senior appraiser at First Interstate Bank of Oregon 1968-1978 and was a Trust Real Estate Manager for First Interstate/Wells Fargo from 1978-1995.
Outside of work and for over 40 years, Marvin renovated numerous houses in need of serious repair. And the bigger the job, the greater the enjoyment: one of his houses was condemned and purchased for $50, moved by him across Portland, and the basement was personally dug by hand over a period of two years.
Marvin was a Freemason and member of Eugene Lodge #11, A.F. & A.M.; Portland York, Rite Bodies. He was also an active member of Skyview Baptist Church in Vancouver where he had numerous friends.
Marvin is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Virginia; sons, Douglas Hansen (Joanna) of Medina, WA and Kenneth Hansen (Amy) of Neenah, WI; brother, Harold Hansen of Oregon City, OR; sisters, Carol Baker (Vaughn) of Three Forks, MT and Lorna Machlan of Portland, OR; brother, Anton Hansen (Sue) of Milwaukie, OR; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Hansen and Helen Hansen of Cottage Grove, OR; and sisters, Myrtle Sweetin of Richland, WA and Joyce Speaker of Oregon City.
A memorial service celebrating Marvin's life will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver on Tue., Feb. 8, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.
Remembrances can be made in Marvin's name to the American Lung Association at
Please share your condolences at


Published in The Columbian on Feb. 6, 2011
Give others a chance to express condolences. Not right now.