Dale Foster Hansen peacefully entered eternal rest surrounded by his loving family February 26, 2019.
Calling hours will be held at Weldon Funeral Home, 102 E. Main Street, Penn Yan, from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1. A funeral service will be at Weldon Funeral Home at noon Saturday, March 2.
Dale was born in Penn Yan Jan. 11, 1939 to Stanley and Elizabeth Hansen. He was a member of the Penn Yan Academy Class of 1957. After high school, Dale served his county by joining the Marine Corps. During his service he was stationed in many places, including Okinawa, Japan. After his honorable discharge in 1960, Dale joined his father, Stanley, in the carpentry business.
In 1964, Dale married Jeanne Wager and they built their own home on Wager Hill. Later, they welcomed daughters Heidi and Holly. He started Dale Hansen Construction and has built or remodeled several beautiful homes and businesses in the Penn Yan area.
Dale received a kidney from his sister, Linda, after suffering kidney failure in 1990. He worked for Carey's Lumber until he retired. During his retirement, he and Jeanne enjoyed traveling, visiting family and friends. He welcomed two sons-in-law and two grandchildren into his life and spent many happy hours in his workshop making beautiful cabinets, shelves, stools, toys and all sorts of intricate wood crafts. Dale was a lifetime member of the Penn Yan Elks Lodge 1722, a member of the Penn Yan Moose Lodge 2030, and American Legion-Am Vets. Dale was also a member of the Penn Yan Lions Club, where he participated in building several ramps for disabled community members.
Dale was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth (Petersen) Hansen and Stanley Hansen, and brother, Neal. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jeanne (Wager) Hansen, his daughters, Heidi (James) Maciejewski, Holly (Charles) Moynihan; grandchildren Chip and Shannon Moynihan; sister Linda Hansen Linkhorn; brothers Howard (Carolee) Hansen and Terry Hansen; along with several loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10016 or the Yates County Humane Society, 1216 New York Route 14A, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.