Leigh D. Hanson
Date of Birth
October 7, 1958
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 12, 2018
Omaha, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Friday, January 19, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Thursday, January 18, 2018 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In Care of the Family

Leigh D. Hanson, 59, of Omaha, NE, formerly of Ashland, NE, died Friday, January 12, 2018 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.  He was born October 7, 1958 in Wahoo, NE to Daryl and LaVaughn (Edstrom) Hanson.  He attended Ashland-Greenwood High School.  He was a 35 year member of Shgualrof Motorcycle Club in Yankton, SD.  His greatest love in life was his daughter, Sami Jo.

He is survived by his children, Sami Jo Hanson of Omaha; son, Shawn Pappas of Corning, IA; mother, LaVaughn Hanson of Ashland; siblings, Dale (Katy) Hanson of Greenwood, Jenel (Maury) Rogers of Ashland and Steven L. (Tonya) Hanson of Ashland; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by infant son, Harley Hanson; father, Daryl Hanson; brother, Dean Hanson; grandparents, Merle and Mildred Hanson.

Condolences for Leigh D. Hanson
  1. Kriss Prescher
    • January 13, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Always in my heart. You will be great missed Leigh.

    My sincerest condolences to Leigh’s family and his daughter Sammi. He was truly a wonderful, kind hearted man. Prayers n Angel Wings to wrap around everyone for this loss.

  2. Karen Pelley Ahrens
    • January 14, 2018 - 4 years ago

    my heart goes out to you all. Leigh will always be in my heart, like the little brother he is.

  3. Diane Rico
    • January 14, 2018 - 4 years ago

    I have no words that can make anyone feel better but I was so blessed to know him and love him,he had a special place in my heart,RIP my friend,until we meet again.

  4. Tony Siemering
    • January 14, 2018 - 4 years ago

    He was and still is a great person and my condolences to all family and friends RIP man and FTW

  5. Richard l Watson
    • January 14, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Prayers for all the Hanson Family.

  6. Tony Siemering
    • January 14, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Condolences to all affected by his passing, RIP man till we meet again FTW

  7. Rhonda Straha
    • January 14, 2018 - 4 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Steven, your mother and your other two siblings. Leigh was a good man and will always live in my heart. Love you all.

  8. Patty Schroeder
    • January 15, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Leigh was a great man. Sure will miss the talks and advice. Love you always Leigh. My condolences to his daughter and family

  9. Karla Pelley Vanderbilt
    • January 15, 2018 - 4 years ago

    We are truly saddened by Leigh’s death. He was more than just a friend, he was an amazing person. He was always so kind and had the biggest heart. We pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this.

  10. Kim Hanson
    • January 16, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Despite our differences Leigh I will always have love and a special place in my heart for you. You are the strongest person I have ever met. I couldn’t have picked a better father for our daughter when I picked you. . You were always there when someone needed help even for me. There is going to a huge void in this world without you here. I will miss watching you mow the yard, saying hi to shadow, Asking pumpkin what she wanted for dinner, and all the wonderful things about you. The fire works we watched last year will always be in my memory. Sami, and to all of Leighs family and friends my prayers are with you . Leigh now you are not in any more pain. Now you are with our Harley and your dad and grandparents and friends that have passed away. May you Rest In Peace. Always

  11. Lon & Vickie Pelley
    • January 16, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Our prayers are with the the Hanson Family, Leigh was a good friend and has filled our hearts with the best memories, he will be missed.

  12. Vana Rogers
    • January 16, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear about Leigh.

  13. Judy Ecklund
    • January 17, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Heartfelt condolences to all the family.

  14. Rich Perkins
    • January 18, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Our prayers to the Hanson family, I went to school with Leigh and wrestled in high school with him, I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother the same night that Leigh’s father also died. Be strong, Rich and Janet Perkins

  15. Kris Ecklund
    • January 18, 2018 - 4 years ago

    Will always have fond memories of Leigh, from his thoughtful kindness with Dad’s books during my visits to Nebraska in recent years back to my Aunt Mildred proudly showing his art work 50+ years ago. Rest in peace.

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