Seth Hansen, a clerk who was killed outside his convenience store earlier this month, has been laid to rest today.
“Shocked. It was…for somebody who was such a good person, just the manner that this happened doesn't make any sense,” friend Robert Rutar described the feelings of the loved ones there.
Hansen’s funeral was at the Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler mortuary on 121st & Center in the Bel Air Plaza. Friends and family mourned Hansen, who was killed on January 7th at the Speedee Mart where he worked.
Seth worked the overnight shift and police say he had an altercation with suspect Dirk Blume. Blume is being charged with second degree murder after police say he ran over Hansen with his truck.
“Seth was a good, good-hearted, light-hearted human being that always had a smile for everybody and was more than a customer, was a fantastic human being, a great friend,” said Rutar.
Rutar, owner of Jerry’s Bar in Benson said Seth was a frequent customer. He described Seth as a big talker who enjoyed Guinness and would give anyone the shirt off his back.
“Seth would never ask anything of anybody, and so anything that anybody could ever do just pay it forward, the same thing that he would do,” said Rutar.
Seth was born in Illinois and moved to Omaha in 1997. He will be missed by his daughter Cassady, his sister Eve, and many friends and family members.
In a press conference, earlier this month, Cassady Hansen remembered her father’s giving spirit.
“’I might be starving but there are people who are worse off than me,’” she quoted him as saying, “Because he was always ready to give more than he already had.”
The program for his funeral stated:
“We will all remember Seth’s loving and giving heart. He left an indelible mark on everyone whose life touched his. Seth was truly and deeply loved.”
“Just his smile. He had a smile that went on for days,” recalled Rutar.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the Hansen family to help cover expenses. You can find it here.