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In Memory of

Ernest W. Hansche

January 29, 1919 - March 14, 2015

Obituary


Ernest W. Hansche, Jr., 96, a resident of Spofford, NH, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at his home on Saturday, March 14, 2015,
He was born January 29, 1919, in Lloyd NY., the son of Ernest W. and Nancy (Meyer) Hansche, Sr. On August 30, 1942, he married the love of his life: Hazel Schimmel.
Although he did not serve our Nation as a member of the military, he worked for more than forty years for the United States Navy, as an Electrical Engineer. He was the "trouble-shooting" expert that they called...

Ernest W. Hansche, Jr., 96, a resident of Spofford, NH, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at his home on Saturday, March 14, 2015,
He was born January 29, 1919, in Lloyd NY., the son of Ernest W. and Nancy (Meyer) Hansche, Sr. On August 30, 1942, he married the love of his life: Hazel Schimmel.
Although he did not serve our Nation as a member of the military, he worked for more than forty years for the United States Navy, as an Electrical Engineer. He was the "trouble-shooting" expert that they called on where there were issues with the ships, subs or any other machine that was not working the way that it should. His know-how enabled him to travel the world and be able to see many things that he would not have been able to see otherwise: Iran, Cuba and an extended stay in Hawaii were just a few of his many destinations. Ernest was very involved in his community and served as a Boy Scout Leader, and was the recipient of the "Silver Beaver Award" for his devotion to the Boy Scout Organization. He was also a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Keene. An avid outdoorsman, is interests included hunting, fishing, waterskiing, and hiking. Above all Earnest loved his family and believed in providing for them and teaching them the values of family and community. He felt that everything in life should be taken with a good sense of humor and there is never a time that is too serious to laugh.
He is survived by three daughters: Nancy A. Belsky and her husband Nicholas of Surry, NH, Sharon L. Jackson of Millis, MA and Gail L. Hansche Govin of Hubbardston, MA, his son: Ernest W. Hansche, III. Of Spofford, NH, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. He is predeceased by his wife: Hazel Hansche, a brother and two sisters.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Keene, 105 Maple Ave, on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1:00pm. There will be a reception following the service. Burial will be private and there will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Home Health Care Hospice, 312 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH 03431.