Calvin (Cal) Nels Hansen died Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Sioux Falls, S.D. at the age of 93. Funeral services for Calvin will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lucan with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Research. Calvin was born to William (Bill) and Lill Nelson Hansen October 17, 1924 in rural Lucan and was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lucan. He attended elementary school in Lucan and graduated from Milroy High School. In 1944 Calvin was married to the love of his life, Betty Norcutt. Calvin and Betty were the proud parents of two children, Bruce and Brenda. Calvin and Betty made their home in Lucan where Calvin farmed and later owned an implement and TV business. The family then moved to Minneapolis where Calvin was co-owner of an apartment building, jewelry store and furniture. When Calvin was offered a position with Minneapolis Moline, the family moved to Denver, Colo. Calvin continued his career with Minneapolis Moline, eventually living in Norfolk, McCook and Grand Island, Neb. Calvin always said he was fortunate to always be in the right place at the right time and eventually ended his career as vice-president of marketing at Du Al Manufacturing in Sioux Falls. While working at Du Al Calvin he was appointed to the South Dakota Export Council and enjoyed many business trips outside of the United States. Even though Calvin left farming at a young age to pursue other career ventures, his continued farm ownership brought him the most satisfaction throughout his whole life. Always a workaholic, Calvin did not find retirement to suit him, and he began to sell residential real estate for several years until Betty was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He devoted himself to caring for Betty at their home, until she passed away in 2007. Alvin’s Christian faith was a guiding influence in his life, and he always enjoyed helping others. In his later years, he was a mentor at Lincoln High School for youth who needed a stable influence in their lives. He also volunteered through Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with their Stephen’s Ministry. Calvin was a member of the El Riad Shrine’s organization while working with Du Al Manufacturing. Calvin was an eternal optimist and enjoyed telling people, “Today is the best day of my life and tomorrow is going to be even better!” His hobbies included tinkering in his garage, keeping up his yard and garden and watching the Twins and Vikings sports teams. Calvin is survived by his son Bruce (LuAnn), his daughter Brenda Toner, his grandchildren, Justen Toner (Kelly), Chris Hansen (Lora Hopp) and Laurie Chittum (Aaron) and his great-grandchildren, Alex Kaminski, Jaxen Toner and Katharine and Caroline Chittum. Calvin was preceded in death by his wife Betty, his brother Verne, his parents, his mother- and father–in-law, many of his in-laws, many cousins and several nieces and nephews. Blessed be his memory.