Lawrence P. Hansen, 85, of Penn Yan, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Geneva General Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan.

Lawrence was born in Penn Yan Aug. 7, 1932, the son of the late Nellie H. (Ellis) and Otto K. Hansen. Lawrence taught 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades in Penn Yan and had served after WWII assisting with the cleanup operations in Europe. While in Europe, he became a fan of Mercedes-Benz, and then began his collection of mini cars and his membership of the Mercedes-Benz Car Club.

Lawrence is survived by his sister, Marie Smith of Columbus, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Don Smith of Ohio, Lynn Beaber of Colorado, Michelle Willis of Ohio, Paul Smith of Ohio, and Greg Smith of Florida.

In addition to his parents, Lawrence was predeceased by his half-sister, Grace Austin; and brothers, Otto C. and George Hansen.