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Brent James Hansen, 36

August 7, 2012

Brent James Hansen, 36, of Blackfoot, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Brent was born May 1, 1976, in Pocatello to Lewis Kent Hansen and Linda Kaye Anderson.  He attended elementary school and Hawthorne Junior High in Chubbuck.  He enjoyed scouting and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  After graduating from Highland High School in 1995, he continued his education at Idaho State University.
On June 23, 1999, Brent married Emilie Anne Nickell in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Together they had five children: Joseph James (9), Abrahm Brent (8), Abigail Kaye (6), Gideon Gene (3), and Hannah Grace (6 months).
Brent was employed as a corporate trainer for Convergys, and had also worked as a technician for Terminex and at AMI.  He was an ombudsman for Idaho State University and also served on the ISU Program Board.  He loved politics and was involved in several campaigns.  In his free time, he enjoyed camping, hiking, backpacking and skeet shooting.  His greatest joy was his family and spending time with them.  He was a wonderful husband and father.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served as a Webelos leader, Sunday School teacher, ward clerk and as an executive secretary.
Brent is survived by his wife, Emilie of Blackfoot; children, Joseph, Abrahm, Abigail, Gideon and Hannah; parents, Kent and Linda Hansen of Chubbuck; siblings, LaDawn Kay Walker of Pocatello; Sirena Sue (Scott) Heninger of Layton, Utah; Barry Kent (Breanna) of Idaho Falls; twin brother Bryan Paul (Cassandra) of Layton, Utah;  Christine Marie (Shane) Bangerter of Clearfield, Utah; Sondra Ann Hansen of Salt Lake City, Utah; Debra Sue (Erroll) King of Rexburg and Aaron Lee (Shannalee) of Pocatello,
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at the Blackfoot Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive in Blackfoot with Bishop Mendenhall conducting.  The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church.  Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery. 
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Brent Hansen Memorial Fund at Idaho Central Credit Union, 498 N. Meridian, Blackfoot, Idaho 83221.

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