BEL AIRE — Kent Lee Hansen, 68, of Bel Aire passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Wesley Medical Hospital after battling complications from COVID-19.
Kent was born March 7, 1952, in Parsons to Kenneth and D. Delphine (Weller) Hansen. He attended Dennis Grade School and Labette County High School, graduating in 1970. Kent was very active in FFA during high school and served as president of the Altamont chapter. He was also named FFA state farmer during his senior year. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture.
Kent and Janis Tedstrom married on May 20, 1972, at the Christian Church in Mound Valley. Upon graduation, they moved back to the family farm in Dennis, where Kent farmed for several years. He raised cattle and row crops, including wheat, beans and milo.
In 1984, an agricultural job brought them to Wichita. Since then, he had worked as a buyer and commodity trader for Purina Mills, ICM and Frontier Trading and was employed by Sunflower Commodities. Agriculture was always his life in some form. Kent was a member of Riverlawn Christian Church and attended NewSpring Church. You could find him (and Janis) at his grandchildren’s musical, theatrical and dance programs, as well as their football, basketball, baseball and volleyball games, tennis matches, powerlifting and gymnastics meets. You name it and he was there, cheering and clapping. He was best known for being a loving husband, father and Pampa.
Kent is survived by his wife, Janis Hansen of Wichita; a son, Kyle Hansen and his wife, Terri, of Wichita; a daughter, Keri Enegren and her husband, David, of Goddard; grandchildren, Chloe Hansen, Suzie (Joel) Caporale, Audrey and Kenadee Hansen and T.J. (fiancée, Shae Schrader), Levi and Jack Enegren; his mother, Delphine Hansen of Nixa, Missouri; a brother, Greg Hansen and his wife, Toni, of Little Rock, Arkansas; a sister, Kristy Martin and her husband, Don, of Nixa, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Sharon Klein and her husband, Dave, of Overland Park; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A private family service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday with burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Wichita. The service will be livestreamed on the Pathway Church Goddard Facebook page for friends wanting to pay their respects.
Memorials are suggested to Victory In The Valley, 3755 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67218.