Corey W. Hansen, age 49, of Atwater, passed away Friday evening, December 24, at his residence.
Memorial trapshooting event for Corey Hansen will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 1-3 pm at the Grove City Gun Club. Family and Friends are welcome to visit during this time with a Celebration of Corey’s life to follow at 3:00pm.
In lieu of flowers or house plants we would encourage a donation to your local animal shelter for Corey’s love of rescuing dogs.
In case of inclement weather, the trapshooting event will be canceled and the visitation and service will be in held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater MN. (same times)
If you cannot attend the event but would like to connect with family via mail, please send your condolences to Peterson Brothers Funeral Home and they will be forwarded on to the family.
Corey William Hansen was born on June 28, 1972, in Cherokee, Iowa, the son of Jerry and Carol (Olson) Hansen. He grew up in Sutherland, Iowa and graduated from Sutherland High School in 1990. Corey enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years as a Chinook helicopter mechanic. He was a proud veteran and American.
Following his military service, he graduated from Western Iowa Technical Community College and apprenticed as a welder & pipefitter. 1996-2007 he worked on several projects in South Dakota; he worked for Broin and Associates (POET) which he constructed ethanol plants and later managed the fabrication shop. In addition, Corey and his dad Jerry co-owned Shorthair Enterprises, an underground utility installation company and an independent trucking venture.
On July 2, 2004, Corey married Michelle Renae Yungk; they lived in Marshall prior to moving to Atwater in 2005. Since 2010 Corey has been employed at Bushmills Ethanol Plant; he worked most recently as the maintenance manager but also held other roles during his tenure: control room operator, boiler operator, cook operator, and utility operator.
Corey loved to learn new things and give 110% effort of his activities. His hobbies included: hunting, fishing, scuba diving, watching football, carving duck decoys, culinary arts, and beekeeping. Corey and Michelle shared many outdoor adventures, dancing, and a love for animals; they adopted several dogs into their family, raised chickens, and produced honey.
He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle; his parents, Jerry and Carol Hansen of Hartford, South Dakota; one sister, Angela (Charles) Taylor, and son, Chuck, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota besides numerous relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Ray and Veva Olson; Reuben and Lucille Hansen.
*Trapshooting information: If you plan to shoot, we will have ammunition (12 gauge 1 round of 25) available first come first serve basis.
*Please bring a lawn chair for the outdoor event.
Make a donation to HUMANE SOCIETY OF KANDIYOHI COUNTY in honor of Corey Hansen
My deepest sympathies and sincerest prayers for peace and healing, Michelle 🙏🏻🕊
Shellie (Gierach) Teichmiller May 4 2022 12:43 PM
Michelle sorry for your loss out prayers
Joyce May 4 2022 10:33 AM
Jerry,Carol, Angie and Michelle-So sorry to hear of the loss of Corey. We haven't seen Corey in years but remember the good times we had with the family when he was young, we are very sure he will be missed. Our sincere condolences go out to the whole family at this time. Always remember the good times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom and Marilyn Schueder
Tom and Marilyn Schueder Jan 10 2022 12:00 AM
To Jerry and Carol and family: Words cannot express the shock when I heard of Corey's passing. To me he is still a young man in Sunday school and church in Sutherland. I hurt for you because parents aren't supposed to lose their kids. I wish you much love and sympathy Ken Greeley
Kenneth Greeley Jan 9 2022 12:00 AM
Jerry, Carol, Angie and Michelle, We were so sorry to hear of Coey's passing, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Always remember the good times. We haven't seen Corey for many years but remember the good times we all had when he was a child. Our sincere condolences. Tom and Marilyn Schueder
Tom and Marilyn Schueder Jan 8 2022 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about Corey ! He was a year ahead of me in high school and he was so funny and was always a happy soul. Always had a smile on his face. My prayers are with you
Michelle Tjossem Freeman Jan 6 2022 12:00 AM
You all are in our thoughts and prayers during the difficult time. We have so many Amazing memories growing up with Corey. Love, Chris and Melissa Sweeney
Melissa Sweeney Jan 6 2022 12:00 AM
What a shock. So many memories. Our sympathies to everyone.
Chuck and Shirley Virgil Jan 6 2022 12:00 AM
Corey was such a light. Always a smile, always willing to stop and indulge in a story and conversation. We miss him, and in the words of my husband, our hearts are broken too. Much love to you and your family. With Love, Tina and Todd
Tina Ringler Phillips Jan 3 2022 12:00 AM
It was a joy working with Corey when we were building Ethanol Plants years back and Now as a maintenance manager I was in contact with him ,he was always full of new ideas and a wealth of information He will be deeply missed.He will be deeply missed in the Ethanol Industry and the world will be a dimmer place without him ,with loving thought Jon Osland
Jon Osland Jan 2 2022 12:00 AM