Jesse Hansen, age 34, of Bancroft, Nebraska passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, at his home in Bancroft surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. The visitation will be on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Pender, with a prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bancroft Fire & Rescue Hall, with Father Gerald Leise and Father Paul Ortmeier officiating. The burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Pender. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender.
Jesse was born January 24, 1987, in Pender, NE to Joan and James Hansen. He attended and graduated from Pender High School in May 2005. After high school, Jesse continued his education at Northeast Community College where he earned a degree within Agriculture. On July 16, 2011, Jesse married Molly Rae Strom in Pender, NE. Together the couple had 3 wonderful boys.
Jesse was a member of the Cuming County Ag Society, the Bancroft Fire and Rescue Department and the Decatur Fire & Rescue Department. He enjoyed working outdoors which led to a career in the Agriculture Industry. Jesse was a farmer and trucker at heart but had the gift of talking which led him to his most current job at Nutrien Ag Solutions. In his spare time, he loved to go hunting and shooting or traveling to tractor pulls. However, if you ever had the opportunity to meet Jesse, you would fully understand, he liked to socialize with friends and strangers. Jesse will be deeply missed by so many friends and family members.
Jesse is survived by his wife of 10 years, Molly Hansen; sons, Daltyn, Beckett and Hayes; parents, Joan Hansen and Jim Hansen of Pender, NE; brothers, Michael (Jennifer) Hansen, Brandon Hansen, Matthew Hansen and significant other Bonnie Shumaker; grandmothers, Anna Marie Schademann, Hilda Hansen; mother-in-law, Vanessa Strom; brother-in-law, Chris (Katherine) Strom.
Jesse is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Fred Hansen, and Lloyd Schademann; father-in-law, Mark Strom.