William "Butch" Hansen March 28, 1943 - December 14, 2022

William “Butch” Hansen, 79, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 at Woodland Terrace in Coloma.

A memorial service will be held at 3 P.M. Wednesday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial donations in Butch’s honor may be made to the North Berrien Senior Center.

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Butch was born March 28, 1943 in Chicago to Stanley and Sheila Hansen. The family moved to southwest Michigan several years later.

Butch was a graduate of Coloma High School and then went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree at Western Michigan University and then his Masters Degree at Michigan State. His teaching career began in Benton Harbor and then moved to the Watervliet Public School system where he taught at the high school level for 30 years before retiring in 1998.

In his personal time, Butch was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed both hunting and fishing. He was also an accomplished cook when it came to preparing wild game for dinners. Butch loved living on, as well as boating on, big Paw Paw Lake and was a past member of the Paw Paw Yacht Club. Butch was a very social person who could initiate a conversation with anyone he met. He made many friends over the course of his lifetime and will be missed by all.

Butch is survived by his wife Joanna, whom he married in June of 1971; his son Craig Hansen of Coloma; his daughter Kerry (Justin) Mowery of Fort Wayne, Ind., his sister Virginia Boness of St. Joseph; and four grandchildren, Emily and Olivia Hansen, and Jared and Kaleb Wooley.