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Magnus "Franklin" Hansen

May 12, 1938 ~ February 20, 2022 (age 83)


“What is life, but one grand adventure.”

Magnus Franklin Hansen, “Frank”, lived a life full of passion and love for his family, friends, helping those in need, and for nature.  

By day, he was a master craftsman.  He knew how to build homes from bottom to top and could do everything in between.  If  you asked for help with anything, he was there with his van full of tools, eager to assist. He especially liked woodworking.  His woodwork was featured in Better Homes and Gardens. 

Whenever he had the chance, he would escape to nature – fishing, watching wildlife, listening to the birds, hiking, camping, and just enjoying the incredible beauty around him. His favorite place to visit was Yellowstone.  He always came back sharing fun and adventurous stories about big fish and bear encounters, sharing his passion of nature with everyone around him. 

He was an incredibly hard worker from a very young age, helping on the family ranch in Emery, Utah, and earning a wage by helping neighbors there. He was a strong and determined provider and let nothing stand in the way of providing security for his families.

Frank was born May 12, 1938 to Ellen Millett and Magnus Andrew Hansen in Emery, Utah.  His siblings are Lee Hansen (deceased), Craig Hansen, Nora Ann Wiener, and Dale Hansen.

He served a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the Apache Native Americans in Arizona, learning their multiple dialects and practicing his passion of helping others.  He was a life-long missionary, sharing his love for the Gospel and the Book of Mormon wherever he went. 

He married DeVonna Moosman in the Logan, Utah temple in March of 1962. Together, they had 4 children: Nephi Hansen (deceased), David Hansen (deceased), Kayline Hansen, and Angela Hansen.  He has 5 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren from his marriage to DeVonna.  

He later married Sharon James, in January of 2000 and adopted her daughter, Amanda Hansen Alder.  He loved all of Sharon’s children and considered them his own. He happily embraced her 8 children, 16 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.  

He was loved and adored by all his family. He has been an incredible blessing to us all and will continue to be for the rest of our many lives through his spirit, his example, and his many photographs.

Thankfully, Frank was not eaten by bears, as many had predicted.  He passed away at 83 years of age, peacefully in his home on February 20th, 2022.  Although he wanted to keep living his adventurous life, his body wouldn’t allow it. 

A celebration of his life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Cultural Hall located at 965 W 2000 N, Orem, Utah on February 26, 2022.  All those who love Frank are welcome to attend and share their favorite stories of him anytime between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  His ashes will be buried in the Orem City Cemetery after the celebration.

Note On Address: The address for the service pulls up as “Lindon” City; however, technically, the address is in Orem. You can search for Aspen Elementary in Orem, and the church house is directly to the North of that school.

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Celebration of Life
February 26, 2022

10:00 AM
Aspen 11th Ward Chapel
965 West 2000 North
Lindon, UT 84042

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