Welcome to the memorial page for

Steven Carl Hansmeier

July 13, 1953 ~ February 12, 2017 (age 63)

Steven Carl Hansmeier of rural Ogallala died peacefully at Great Plains Health in North Platte on February 12, 2017, at the age of 63 after a courageous battle with liver disease.

Steve was born to Tom and Mary Ann (Brant) Hansmeier on July 13, 1953 in Ogallala, NE. He attended country school at District 22 through the 8th grade. He graduated from Ogallala High School in 1971 and from Kearney State College in 1975 with dual Bachelor degrees in Business and Psychology. He returned to rural Ogallala to join the family farming business. He and Luana Larson were married in August of 1975. He partnered in farming with his father until the time of his death.

Steve had many interests and skills and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, restoring cars, music and traveling. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he and his parents and grandparents were baptized, confirmed and married.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents Carl and Esther Hansmeier and Eugene and Leona Rathbun.

Steve is survived by his parents Tom and Mary Ann Hansmeier of rural Ogallala; his children Andrew (Lisa) Hansmeier of Elizabeth, CO, Laura Barbee of Ogallala, Heather Hansmeier of Fort Collins, CO, Mia Hilber-Hansmeier of North Platte, Steve’s special companion Marcella Hilber and her daughter Cassandra Bailey, all of North Platte, his sister Sue (John) Hardessen of Kearney, two grandsons, Drue and Asher Barbee of Ogallala and many special friends, aunts, uncles and cousins. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Becky Cockerill for providing loving care to Steve these past few months. His final days were made brighter by her smiles and encouragement.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Draucker Funeral Home.

The Funeral Service will be held at 10 am on Friday, February 17th at St. John’s Lutheran Church southeast of Ogallala.. Pastor Robert Pierce will officiate the ceremony. Online condolences may be sent by signing the Guest Book.  The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.

A memorial has been established to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Interment is in the St. Johns Cemetery.  A dinner for family and friends will follow interment.
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Steven Hansmeier Obituary

 Service Information

February 16, 2017

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Draucker Funeral Home
700 N. Spruce Street
Ogallala, NE 69153

Funeral Service
February 17, 2017

10:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
466 E. G Street
Ogallala, NE 69153

Reception following interment
February 17, 2017

St. John's Lutheran Church
466 E. G Street
Ogallala, NE 69153

Interment following funeral service
February 17, 2017

St. John's Lutheran Cemetery - Ogallala
466 East G Road South
Ogallala, NE 69153

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