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Paul Hansen - Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
Paul Hansen

   Leslie Paul Hansen 58, of St. Anthony Id. died at the Eastern Idaho Reg. Med. Center on Jan. 16, 2011 from the effects of a lingering illness.

Paul was born Sept. 19, 1952 in Rexburg, Id. the son of Harvey Alma and Amy Bair Hansen. He attended schools in St. Anthony graduating from South Fremont High School. He then received additional training in diesel mechanics and for years worked for Stone’s Toyota as a mechanic. Later he worked as a truck driver, hauling freight over long distances.

Paul was especially known for his ability to repair farm equipment. Many farmers in the area called upon his expertise to get their farm equipment up and running. He had a particular talent for remodeling old farm equipment and then using his welding skills to create new useful machinery.

Paul was a member of the LDS Church. The love of his life was farming. Until a few years ago, when ill health prevented him from doing so, he worked on the family farm in Wilford. For many years he and his uncle Calvin would feed cattle in the winter with a sleigh and a team of horses.

Paul is survived by a sister Linda (Robert) Lofgran, of Rexburg, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bidwell Funeral Home with Bishop Gene Clements officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Wilford Cemetery.

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