Farming Rural 08

Thomas "Tom" L. Hansmeier

August 3, 1933 ~ December 20, 2019 (age 86)


 Thomas (Tom) L. Hansmeier age 86 of Rural Ogallala died Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Perkins County Hospital in Grant.
 Tom, was born in Ogallala, Nebraska on August 8th, 1933 to Carl J. Hansmeier and Esther (Blomenkamp) Hansmeier. He was a life long resident of Keith County, southeast of Ogallala.

He attended District 22 School and graduated from Ogallala High School in 1950. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, southeast of Ogallala where he was an active, lifelong member and held most church offices.
Tom married Mary Ann Brant in 1953. They had two children Steven Carl and Susan Jo. 
Tom enjoyed a life-long love of farming the land and watching things grow. He was active in farming until his death. He enjoyed supporting young farmers by sharing his experience and support. He served in the National Guard and Rural Fire Board and received several awards for his land stewardship and community support.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, of rural Ogallala, daughter Susan Jo and husband John Hardessen of Kearney. Grandchildren, Andrew (Lisa) Hansmeier of Franktown, Colorado, Laura (Matt) Payne of Ogallala, Heather Hansmeier of Fort Collins, Colorado, Mia Hilber-Hansmeier of North Platte, Erica Hardessen of Kearney, Jess (Mikala) Hardessen of Gretna.
Great grandchildren, Drue and Asher Barbee and Olivia Hardessen.  One brother, Gerald Hansmeier of North Platte and three sisters, Pat Engel of Omaha, Peg Ekart of Imperial and Mary Sue (Dan) Borowski of rural Grant. As well as numerous nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Esther Hansmeier, son, Steven Hansmeier, sister and brother in-law, Betty and Leonard Gloy, sister-in-law Janice Hansmeier, brothers in-law Fred Engel and Ivan Ekart  and nephew, Timmy Engel.
Visitation will be Friday, December 27th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Draucker Funeral Home Chapel.   
Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, December 28, 2019 at St. John's Lutheran Church southeast of Ogallala.  Rev. Ben Francisco of Zion Lutheran Church of Grant officiating.  Burial following in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.   
A Memorial has been established to St. Paul's Lutheran School.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed by clicking the Watch Live button (above) at the time of service.
Draucker Funeral Home has been entrusted with  arrangements.

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December 27, 2019

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

Funeral Service
December 28, 2019

10:00 AM
St. John s Lutheran Church (Ogallala)

Interment following funeral service
December 28, 2019

St. John's Lutheran Cemetery - Ogallala
466 Road East 50 South
Ogallala, NE 69153


St. Paul's Lutheran School
312 West 3rd Street, Ogallala NE 69153
Tel: 1-308-284-2944

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