Roger Brent Hansen, 49, of Idaho Falls, passed away in his home in Osgood December 4th 2012.
Roger was born on October 31st, 1963 to Reed Hansen and Marilyn Hoff Hansen in Idaho Falls. He was the fourth of five children and took an early start in life exploring the farm and learning about the world around him.
As a child, Roger was captivated by electricity and collected glass power line insulators, drew diagrams and built amazing contraptions. His fascination turned to machines, which included his father's car. He bought a used pick-up in high school, which he tinkered with and modified and kept with him his whole life. He took as much automotive as he could in high school and then attended what is now the Eastern Idaho Technical College where he studied auto repair. His passion continued and he eventually owned his own diesel tractor and auto repair business.
Roger was known for his brilliant ability to improvise and for his honesty and seeming genius to make something work when no one else could. His unconventional approach was appreciated by so many of his customers including the local farming community. He was well known by automotive enthusiasts, including those in parts, restoration of antique tractors and classic cars. That pickup from high school eventually became Roger's recreation when he joined a 4X4 off road club. Roger enjoyed spending time with friends and was always up for an evening with his bowling buddies.
Roger is survived by his mother, Marilyn Hoff Hansen; Siblings, Mark (Dani) of Idaho Falls, Karen (Vern) of Pullman Washington, Bruce (Sandy) and Kris both of Idaho Falls. He was preceded in death by his Father, Reed.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2012 at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls with Bishop George Cook officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the funeral from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls. Online condolences maybe left at www.buckmillerhann.com.