OBIT: L. C. Hansel, 87


L. C. Hansel, 87, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

He was born on June 26, 1924 in Harlan and was the son of the late Thomas John and Mary Elizabeth Metcalf and was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Lucille Hansel on July 6, 2006 and by one daughter, Elizabeth Jent in 1969.

He is survived by two sons, William Hansel of Columbia and David Hansel and his wife Phyllis of Columbia; and by four daughters, Gerealdine Otterson of Columbia, Pat Krauter and her husband Tony of Kathlee, Ga., Linda Prochniak of Richmond and Frances Brennan and her husband Billy of West Allis, Wis.

Thirteen grandchildren, one step grandchild, 22 great grandchildren, one great-great grandhchild, several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

He was a member of Living Faith Worship Center in Richmond and was retired from GTE.

Funeral service was Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Pastor Phyllis Miller and Pastor David Hansel officiating with interment in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Johnny Otterson, Kenny Otterson, Gary Hansel, Jonathan Hansel, Spencer Hansel and Jesse Krauter.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Please visit

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