Warren S. HANSEN

SSgt. Warren S. Hansen, C/9-101 AVN REGT, Unit #96144, Mosul, Iraq, age 36, formerly of Clintonville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, in Mosul, Iraq, while serving his country.

Warren Scott Hansen was born May 2, 1967, at the US Army Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, the son of Beth (Hempel) Karlson of Clintonville and the late James Hansen. He attended St. Martin Lutheran School in Clintonville. At the age of 15, Warren received the Ft. Howard Paper Foundation, Medal of Valor Award, after he saved a person who had fallen through the ice while ice fishing at Cloverleaf Lakes near Clintonville.

He graduated from Clintonville High School in 1986. That same year, he enlisted in the United States Army, completing basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. From there, Warren served at Fort Carson, Colo., Sinai, Egypt, Fort Sheridan (Glenview Naval Air Station), Desert Storm, again at Fort Sheridan, South Korea, Fort Bragg, N.C. (82 Airborne), Hanau, Germany, Bosnia, Sinai, Egypt (second tour]. Fort Campbell, Ky., Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Iraq Freedom. Both the Army and Air Force had cited him for guiding a life saving mission on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt receiving the Army Achievement Medal. Warren was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville, a life member of the VFW Post #664 in Clintonville. His hobbies included golf, football, baseball, volleyball, ice fishing, water skiing, deer hunting and darts.

Survivors include: his parents. Beth and James Karlson of Clintonville; two brothers, Matthew Hansen of Santa Ana, Calif., Peter (Jennifer) Karlson of Clintonville; paternal grandparents, Rose Thoyre of Pillager, Minn., Evelyn Karlson of Clintonville; his aunts, Margo Hempel of Ripon, Terry (Jerry) Stollfuss of Ripon, Gail Schindler of Fond du Lac, Lillian (Eldon) Thurow of South Dakota, Judy Schroeder of Clintonville, Nancy (Harold) Blum of New London; his uncles, Scott (Pami Hempel of Brandon, Wis., Charles (Dixie) Thoyre of Larson; his niece, Leah Karlson of Clintonville; 16 cousins.

He was preceded in death by: his father, James Hansen in 1972; his paternal grandfather, August Hansen; his maternal grandparents, Daniel and Florence Hempel; paternal grandparents, Wilbert Thoyre, Arthur Karlson; two uncles, Marc Schindler and Marvin Schroeder.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville with the Rev. Vilas Mazemke officiating. Military graveside rites and interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery, Township of Belle Plaine, Shawano County. Friends may call at the Church only from 8 a.m. on Saturday until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Martin Lutheran Church or School.

In anticipation of a large attendance at church, please attend as early after 8 a.m. Saturday as possible to allow the opportunity to pay your respects to SSgt. Warren's family.
Community support for the family may also be expressed by lining the cemetery funeral procession route along Clintonville's Main Street sidewalk only. The procession will leave St. Martin Church at approximately noon on Saturday, proceeding north on Main St and Hwy 22.

Eberhardt- Stevenson Funeral Home in Clintonville is assisting the family with the arrangements.