Lester E. Hansen, 81, passed away on March 7, 2019

Lester Eugene Hansen, 81, of Beaumont, passed from this life on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Lester was born on July 5, 1937 in El Dorado, to Roy and Ruth (Dilts) Hansen.  In his teen years, he spent summers in Leon working with Grampa Lew Dilts and his Uncle Rolla.  Later he worked in the oilfields around Virgil and Gridley, however Lester worked most of his life at Vulcan Chemical southwest of Wichita.  He retired in 2004 and moved to Beaumont,  in the Flint Hills area.  He loved to raise Arabian and Quarter horses along with a few cattle.
Lester is survived by: his sons, Brad (Paula) Hansen of Mulvane, Randy (Tracy) Hansen of Carbondale, Steve Hansen of Mulvane; daughter, Cindy Holt of Wichita; sister, Marian (Dick) Abraham of Wichita; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren,
Lester is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Ruth; wife, Darlene; older brother, Darrell; and younger brother Jim.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Leon United Methodist Church in Leon.  Interment will follow at the Leon Cemetery.
The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made out to the Leon United Methodist Church or Harry Hynes Hospice, left in care of the Dunsford Funeral Home.