OBITUARY

Franklin M. Hansen

November 8, 1932October 13, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Franklin Marius Hansen

Franklin Marius Hansen was born on November 8, 1932 in Fresno, California, the only child to Marius and Clara Hansen of Tranquillity, California. His childhood was spent on the Ranch where his father and grandfather farmed. In 1945 his parents opened Hansen Building Materials and Supplies. As a student, Franklin was active in the Boy Scouts and earned his Eagle Scout Badge. He graduated from Tranquillity Union High School, class of 1950 and then he attended Armstrong Business College in Oakland. He was drafted in 1952 and served two years in the United States Army stationed in Korea. He returned home and began working with his parents in Tranquillity. He also worked for Volanti Concrete in Kerman as a cement mason pouring concrete. He loved his work and made many lifelong friends who he worked alongside to pour sidewalks, curbs and gutters in the small towns throughout Fresno County. In 1959 he worked for his Uncle Vic in Sacramento pouring curbs and gutters for a housing development. When that job was done, he bought a Diamond T dump truck and pup trailer. He hauled dirt in and out of Fresno County for years, even teaching some of his kids how to drive the dump truck. He earned his contractor’s license and started building and remodeling homes. He loved to be out on the job. He volunteered as president for the public utilities board for many years. After his father passed, he and his mother ran the shop together until 2007 when she retired. Franklin’s health forced him, unwillingly, to retire in 2016. He and his wife, Marie, raised 5 children through the, “yours, mine, and ours” scenario. He loved all of his kids and was proud of them. Franklin was a charismatic, loving person and he made good friends throughout his lifetime. He loved gathering with friends to celebrate the 4th of July with a barbeque by the pool. He also enjoyed “Cousin Lunches” where his first cousins gathered for lunch periodically during their retirement years. Throughout his life he made many close friends that he considered adopted family. The Babshoff family was one he considered as his adopted family during the last 10 years of his life. Franklin was preceded in death by his father, Marius, his mother, Clara, his wife Marie, his daughter Terry Swieso, and his granddaughter Allison Daly. He leaves behind his children: Valarie (Mark) Cooper, Ricky (Sherri) Brewer, Joey Brewer, and Victoria (Mark) Salwasser. Grandchildren: Jordan (Rick)Lyons, Jason Swieso, James Gallimore, Tyler (Malia) Brewer, Chris (Corissa) Brewer, Travis (Brittany)Brewer, Kyle Brewer, Ashleigh (Corey) Sylvester, Joey (Tori) Brewer, Mitchell (Tiffany) Brewer, Drake (Alejandra) Salwasser, Shane Salwasser, and Audra Salwasser. Great Grandchildren: Tule Gallimore, Kaiya Brewer, Violet Brewer, Treyton & Avery Sylvester, Sloan & Sophie Brewer, Peyton & Calvin Brewer. Franklin entered Heaven on October 13, 2020. A celebration of his life will be shared on November 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall in Easton at 172 West Jefferson. Please govern yourself according to suggested pandemic precautions.

The service will be live streamed by clicking the link below. Please call Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel for the password. 559-268-9292

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84952294294?pwd=K0VMcWpqVFJxcFJaNllIZHhMQmlxQT09

Meeting ID: 849 5229 4294

The family asks that in lieu of flowers remembrances be made to the Tranquility Methodist Church, P. O. Box 425, Tranquillity, CA 93668 the or to the San-Tran Lions Club Scholarship Fund P. O. Box 694, Tranquillity, CA 93668 or your favorite charity.

  • DONATIONS

  • Tranquility Methodist Church
  • Donors Favority Charity
  • San Tran Lions Club Scholorship
SEND FLOWERS Add a
Memory
Receive
Notifications

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, November 21, 2020

Receive
Notifications
Show Your
Support

Memories

Franklin M. Hansen

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Ashleigh Sylvester

November 22, 2020

Ashleigh Sylvester

November 22, 2020

Ashleigh Sylvester

November 22, 2020

Ashleigh Sylvester

November 22, 2020

Ashleigh Sylvester

November 22, 2020

Douglas Daly

November 20, 2020

In memory of Franklin M. Hansen: A Prince of Man. Thank you for allowing us into your home. Thank you for allowing young people a place to gather. Thank you for your children who became life long friends. The westside sunsets were spectacular, the pool refreshing, and the contents of the garage fridge known to many. God bless, Frank. A cornerstone of the community, a guiding light for others. Rest in Peace, my friend.

Lavon Hughes

November 12, 2020

Franklin was a great man. When I would visit Virginia Burns and her family he would often stop by. He was a great friend to Virginia and I always enjoyed talking to him. God bless you Franklin ✝️✝️

Nynoshka Urbieta

November 10, 2020

I will forever be grateful for Mr Hansen he helped my family out in so many ways I appreciate all he did for us , my husband is where he is at today Because of him giving him a chance 🙏🏼 I’ll forever cherish our conversations we would have when I would go drop off the rent I could spend hours there just talking to him . He will be missed and forever hold a spot in my Heart ❤️ May he Rest In Peace he will never be forgotten and thank you Mr Hansen you definitely impacted our lives.

Kristin Forrister

November 10, 2020

I'm sad to hear if Mr. Franklin's passing but he is with his mom who I am sure eagerly waited to be reunited with her son. I am honored to have known the family and send my deepest condolences during this hard time I know how loved he was by his family Victoria, Mr. Jimmy and Mr. Joey and so many more. He will be greatly missed.
Kristin Forrister
KK

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Learn more about the Hansen name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM