William A. Hansen
Dec 4, 1934 – Aug 31, 2015
Born in Tacoma, WA December 4, 1934. He went home to be with the Lord on August 31, 2015. He passed away at home in Federal Way.
Bill was born in Tacoma at St Joseph Hospital to Edward Hansen and Ethel Culver. He graduated from Puyallup High School in 1952 where he was involved in the stage crew and was a Viking Knight. He attended Pacific Lutheran University for 2 years. He was in the Army Reserves for 8 years and was Honorable Discharged in 1966. Bill was best remembered as “ The Frito-Lay Man”. Often seen with a box of chips and his corn cob pipe.
He was active in church from an early age. He and his wife Eli were very involved with the youth at Lutheran Church of Christ The King in Midland, WA and spent many years as Luther League Advisors. Bill also taught Confirmation classes at Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn for many years. Bill loved the Lord and wanted to share that love with everyone he met. He enjoyed working outdoors gardening and building and “fixing” things. He also loved to talk and always had a story to tell.
Bill was married to Eleanor “Eli” M Hansen from November 19, 1953 until her death March 2, 1991. He remarried later to Norma Jean Hansen on November 8, 1992. He is survived by his wife, Norma, son Chris Hansen & wife Mary, daughters Kim Hansen and Cindy Plewka and stepchildren Steven Sabalaske, Gail Jenkins & husband Dick, Joann Powell & husband Cliff, Tom Sabalaske & wife Shery, Jami Muse, Scott Stranger & wife Stacy, and Greg Stranger & wife Angela. His sisters Margerie Watson and Carla Miller & husband Tim, and brothers Hillery Hansen & wife Sandy and Robert Hansen. His grandchildren – Cary, Paul, Vicki, Tanner, Jenny, Tawnya, Eric, Sarah, Jessica, Justin, Chad, Tiffany, Keila, Matthew, Melissa, Spencer, Mackenzie, Maggie May, Cameron, Destany, Nicholas and Nathan. And 11 great grandchildren with 2 on the way.
Pre deceased: Wife – Eleanor, daughter Cary, siblings Edward, Beatrice and Steve.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation or The Wounded Warrior Project.
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