Gering Memorial Chapel

1755 11th St., Gering, NE


Virginia R (Huckfeldt) Hansen

June 28, 1933August 21, 2020

Virginia Rae Hansen, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 at Scottsbluff at the age of 87. A family burial has taken place at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Virginia’s memory to the Gering Public Schools Foundation or Regional West Medical Center Hospice. Online condolences may be made by visiting Virginia's memorial page at Gering Memorial Chapel www.geringchapel.com

Virginia was born in Holstein, Nebraska on June 28, 1933, the daughter of Everett and Norma (Eich) Huckfeldt. She attended school in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Holstein, Nebraska graduating with the Holstein High class of 1951. She attended nursing school for one year at Hastings College of Nursing in Hastings, Nebraska before marrying LaVerne Hansen in Sidney, Iowa on December 30, 1952.

She lived with her husband in Lincoln, Nebraska for one year while he completed law school and then they moved to Gering, Nebraska where she continued to reside until her death. She started married life as a homemaker, but after LaVerne’s death, she worked as a florist and a bookkeeper.

She was a member of the Rejoice Lutheran Church in Gering, Nebraska, the State of Nebraska Election Receiving Board and volunteered for many charitable organizations during her life. She enjoyed bridge, cribbage, golf, listening to music, and watching her children and grandchildren participate in various activities. She was a sports fan and most notably a Husker football fan. Her priority in life was her family and friends. She was loyal and dedicated to those she loved.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, LaVerne, on June 28, 1982 and her parents. Virginia and LaVerne have five children; Liz (Garry) Johnson of Vancouver, Washington, Deb (Dave Cisler) Fisher of Gering, Nebraska, Laurie (Tim) Bahl of Gering, Nebraska, Jeff (Tina) Hansen of Phoenix, Arizona and Wendy (Domenic) Consoli of Wayne, Nebraska and grandsons, Brad Johnson, Ryan (Denise) Johnson, Dan (Tash) Fisher, Adam (Kristin) Bahl, Brent (Rachel) Bahl, Matt Landon, Kyle Hansen, Keegan Hansen and Aidan Consoli; and great grandchildren Sofia Johnson, Maylee Johnson, Liam Johnson, Tyson Fisher, Kendall Fisher and Easton Applegate. Other survivors include her brother Norman Huckfeldt of North Platte, Nebraska, her sister Jolene (Huckfeldt) Gee of North Platte, Nebraska and many dear friends in Gering/Scottsbluff.


  • Gering Public Schools Foundation
  • Regional West Hospice


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Faye Lamb

September 5, 2020

I first met Virginia at Kizzire Chevrolet when she worked in book keeping. Her life was difficult then with the long illness of LaVerne. Later, she became a member of the original Gering Tourism Committee where she was a hard worker in the many projects this group did for Gering. Virginia had a lot of goodness to her … one of those unassuming souls amongst us. We were all weathering the world and in the simplicity of her ways, she helped many of us get thru. One of the most endearing qualities of Virginia was her sense of humor. The Gering Tourism ‘gang” was kept laughing with Virginia’s one liners that would come out at the oddest times - like during those many nights and days making “taverns” in many, many crock pots in many kitchens throughout Gering for OTDays (as a fundraiser for the committee). When we were all starting to get on each other’s nerves from standing all day in the park, or hauling crock pots across town, or the clean up after, Virginia would crack a joke when we least expected it. We would all be laughing so hard we had to stop what we were doing to catch our breath. The last time I talked with her was at the last OTDays Art Show. We took some time to go lean on a wall and talk. And, once again, as we shared memories and stories, she had me laughing with that wonderful sense of humor and her ability to deliver a humorous line at the right time (it is a gift you know). RIP old friend, you deserve the quiet time.

Grace Pieper

September 1, 2020

Was so sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. We worked together for 15 years and became good friends. During those years we shared some wild adventures. Virginia, Donna and I were regular out to lunch bunch. Sending all of our thoughts and prayers for her family. She will be missed. Grace

Lori Riffel

August 28, 2020

I met the Hansen family while I was in High School. I worked part-time at Regional West & i took care of Laverne... We had some fun times.. What a wonderful family.. Virginia was a loyal, faithful & honest lady. She loved her family more then life.
God Bless You Hansen Family
You've touched alot of lives
Lori Gillam Riffel

Sandra s

August 25, 2020

I worked with Virginia at Scottsbluff Nursing Center, what a joy she was to work with. Always had a smile and a fun story of her life. She was just a wonderful person. Every memory of her brings a smile.
Sandra (Snelling) Slama


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