Gregor HanssenGregor Edwin Hanssen went home to be with Jesus January 6, 2013. He was born on September 20, 1918, the fifth child to Seede and Anna (Herman) Hanssen, on the farm where he lived his entire life. He was baptized and confirmed into Christian faith at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Niagara, ND. He was an active member of the church serving as Congregational Chairman for around 40 years.
Gregor was drafted into the Army in 1942 as part of the 90th Division “Tough Ombres”. He had many stories to tell of World War II and was proud to have been able to have a cigarette with General Patton. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He came home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Loretta Behm on September 11, 1946. The two celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary last fall. Together they had two children, Dale and Diane.