Hansel, Joe Orn

Joe Orn Hansel of Stettler, Ab. was born on March 27, 1930 at Gadsby, Ab. to parents Pearl and Lloyd Hansel.  Joe passed away peacefully on June 15, 2017 with his family by his side at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre.
Joe grew up on the family farm south of Gadsby, Ab.  Joe worked at various jobs until buying a farm a half mile south of Gadsby.  Not long after that Joe married the love of his life, Maxine Haner on Jan. 25, 1956.
From this union were born four children, eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren whom he loved and was so proud of.  They were his world.
Joe enjoyed farming, raising purebred polled Herefords, playing ball, umpiring ball games, curling, camping, snowmobiling, bowling and watching the Blue Jays. Joe loved playing cards especially the crib game every morning with Mom to see who was boss for the day.
Joe is survived by his loving family: wife Maxine Hansel of Stettler; daughters: Deborah Bince of Lethbridge, Susan (Jim) Renschler of Botha and Aleta (Eugene) Nichols of Botha; son Lyne (Marina) Hansel of Gadsby.
He is survived by grandchildren: Daniel Rand of Medicine Hat, Teresa Lees of Toronto, Shelley Swaren of Botha, Jody (Michelle) Renschler of Gadsby, Kelly (Michelle) Nichols of Clive, Rusty Nichols of Botha, Christopher (Amber) Hansel of Glendon and Collin (Becky) Hansel of Erskine.
Also great grandchildren: Samantha Carpenter, Vincent and Victoria Arelis, Jayden and Madison Swaren, Charlie, McKenna and Everly Renschler, Terrance, Sierra, Raeleigh and Nash Nichols and Gavin Hansel;
He is survivied by a sister Lavina (Gary) Larson of Stettler; brother Bill (Joyce) Hansel of Gadsby; sisters-in-law: Elpha (Ron) Senft of Stettler, Blanche McKay of Stettler  and Annice Erichson of Red Deer; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members and many dear friends.
Joe was predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Pearl Hansel, brother Vic, mother and father-in-law Russell and Pearl Haner, sister-in-law Mildred McMillan, brother-in-law Ron Erichson.
A celebration of Joe’s life will be held on Thurs., June 22 at 2 p.m.at the Stettler United Church with Jan Richardson officiating.
Donations may be made in memory to Gadsby Omega Circle or a charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who are entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.

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