Curt L. Hansel, age 49, of Mena, Arkansas died on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Monday, November 15, 1971 to LaVere G Hansel and Sarah Dorlee Higley Hansel in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Curt was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was married to his loving wife Karen for 25 years. Together they raised two boys and it brought Curt great joy to see them grow into the wonderful men they had became. Curt was proud of his sons and his grandchildren. It brought him joy to watch them grow and develop. His family was the most important thing to him and he wanted to help them all no matter the circumstance. Curt was an energetic man with a big laugh and an even bigger heart. His presence controlled the room and he used that to make everyone feel important and included. He enjoyed riding his motorcycles with his sons when he needed “wind therapy” and playing video games. Curt loved super heroes and their values of morality, responsibility, and duty. He tried to instill those values into his kids and grandkids. Old cartoons and listening to old country music brought him joy. He enjoyed listening to Glenn Campbell, Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard. Curt was passionate about the humane society and veterans. He loved his animals and the innocence they represented. He was an extremely patriotic man and was proud of our country and those who have fought for our freedom. Curt made his living as a long haul truck driver and got to see a lot of the country with his family. He was a talented mechanic as well and worked as an engineer for the railroad. Curt was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. The world is a lesser place without him here and the void he leaves behind will forever be vacant.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Dorlee Hansel.
Curt is survived by his loving wife, Karen Hansel of Mena, Arkansas; two sons and daughters in law, RJ and Courtney Hansel of El Paso, Texas and Kyle and Caitlyn Hansel of Mena; three sisters and brothers in law, Sarah Knutson and Monty of Orting, Washington, Kristen Corbett of Mena, and Annetta and Eric Richards of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Jacob Harder, Quinten Hansel, and R.J. “Jax” Hansel of Mena; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at White Oak Cemetery in Mena, Arkansas at 10:00 a.m. with Brother Douglas King officiating. Services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
Pallbearers are RJ Hansel, Kyle Hansel, Johnny Corbett, Glenn Erickson, Brian Erickson, and Jeff Jones.
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Humane Society of the Ouachitas, 366 Polk Rd 50, Mena, AR 71953, in memory of Curt Hansel.
Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com