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Hans, 55, died September 17, 2019, from a fall off a roof while doing storm recovery work near Ely, MN. He started work for the Forest Service in the late 70s. His Dad worked on the Superior N.F. for over 30 years. Hans was a member of the Zigzag Hotshots during the 1997 season. He was a skilled sawyer and excelled as a teacher for the USFS. Hans jumped at West Yellowstone in 2000 and 09, and at Missoula 2001-04 and 2006-08.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Smith, Hans C. (West Yellowstone 2000)" (2019). Smokejumper Obituaries. 545.