Brandon William Hansen, son of Christopher and Jennifer (Boeck) Hansen was born on June 26, 1999 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. He graduated from the Boyer Valley High School with the class of 2017. During high school, he worked at Pizza Ranch in Denison.
After graduation, Brandon moved to Minnesota where he enrolled in Inver Hills Community College and worked at UPS. He later enrolled at the Minnesota State University in Mankato where he was pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering with minors in Math and Chemistry. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity where he met many longtime friends.
Brandon was an extremely hard worker, independent, determined, and was dedicated at all the things he put his mind to. He was the leader, spark, and force of the household. Brandon was the best big brother to Aaron, always looking out for him and being there when he needed. He enjoyed game nights with his family, especially chess, and working on math problems even when it wasn't school-affiliated. Brandon had a gentle heart and he loved his friends and family more than anything.
Brandon passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 21, 2023 in Denison, attaining the age of 23 years, 6 months, and 26 days. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Mark Hansen and uncle, Kenneth Hansen.
He is survived by his mother, Jennifer Hansen of Denison; father, Chris Hansen of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; brother, Aaron Hansen (Abbie) of Denison; niece, Alleigha Hansen of Denison; maternal grandparents, Charles and Joan Boeck of Denison; paternal grandmother, Esther Hansen of Davenport; uncles: Ryan Boeck of Denison, Matthew Boeck (Tonya) of Ames, and Kevin Hansen (Michelle) of Manchester, Iowa; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison with a Celebration of Life to follow at 3:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Tom and Cynthia McGrane wrote on Jan 26, 2023:
"Jennifer and family: We were saddened to learn about the passing of your son. Although we never had the opportunity to meet him, we have learned from reading about him that he must have been an amazing young man, a fine son and friend to all who met him. No doubt he got many of those great qualities from his Boeck grandparents, uncles and of course, his mother. Our sincere condolences to all of you. Tom and Cynthia McGrane."
Tessa wrote on Jan 25, 2023:
"Brandon was such a light, he was kind and always fun to be around. One of the most creative and intelligent people I knew. I feel truly lucky to have known him & call him a friend. "
Caylie Blowers wrote on Jan 25, 2023:
"Brandon was one of the first people I became friends with at college, I will never forget the countless memories we made together. I will never forget what a kindhearted person he was, no matter who you were he treated you like family. My dearest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones. "
Halie Stern wrote on Jan 25, 2023:
"I am so glad I got the chance to be one of Brandon's close friends. I don't even know where to begin when I think of him. He had the sweetest heart and his passion for music, family, and friends was well known. I won't forget all the fun adventures we had. My heart goes out to the Hansen family"
Cathy Garrett wrote on Jan 24, 2023:
"It was always a delight to watch Brandon in quiz bowl with the other boys,so fun to cheer them on and they always turned to Brandon for the math problems! Thinking of your family and sending our sympathy. Gene and Cathy Garrett"
Deborah Lapke Hanigan wrote on Jan 24, 2023:
"Jennifer I will keep you and Aaron in my thoughts and prayers. ~Deb Hanigan"
Georgia Hollrah wrote on Jan 24, 2023:
"Dear Jennifer and family , My deepest sympathies for your terrible loss. You are in my prayers. May God wrap you in his loving arms. I am so so sorry. Love, Georgia Hollrah "
Jennifer Zehner wrote on Jan 23, 2023:
"Thinking of the entire Hansen family! Brandon was always the kindest individual and had a great sense of humor during high school cross country! "