Lawrence P. Hansen

August 7, 1932June 3, 2018

Lawrence P. Hansen, age 85, of Penn Yan, NY passed away Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at Geneva General Hospital. Lawrence was born in Penn Yan, NY on August 7th, 1932, the son of the late Nellie H. (Ellis) and Otto K. Hansen. Lawrence had taught 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades in Penn Yan and had served after WWII assisting with the cleanup operations in Europe. While in Europe, he became a fan of Mercedes-Benz, and then began his collection of Mini Cars and his membership of the Mercedes-Benz Car Club. Lawrence is survived by his sister, Marie Smith of Columbus, OH; nieces and nephews, Don Smith of OH, Lynn Beaber of CO, Michelle Willis of OH, Paul Smith of OH, and Greg Smith of FL. In addition to his parents, Lawrence was predeceased by his half-sister, Grace Austin and brothers, Otto C. and George Hansen. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 4 pm at the Townsend Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 24, 2018

Lawrence P. Hansen

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June 26, 2018

Marie, your brother Lawrence was an interesting and gallant man. My condolence to your family for your great loss. May the promise of the God of the Heavens, be fulfilled that HE will ease your pains, so as you speak of Larry, his memory will continue to warm your heart with love, joy and peace. (Jeremiah 31:13b).