Ray Hansen Obituary

Ray C.  Hansen
Ray Hansen
Ray C. Hansen

May 31, 1934 - September 13, 2014
Born in Neola, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Raymond "Ray" C. Hansen, age 80, of Ankeny, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 13, 2014. Ray was born in Neola, IA on May 31, 1934. He attended Logan High School and graduated from Iowa State University. With a background in the printing industry, Ray launched "Hansen Printing" in 1977 and ran it until the company was sold to Richtman Printing in 2006. Never one to retire, Ray worked as a salesman for Richtmann until Friday, September 12, 2014 - his last day on the job.

He was a sportsaholic and an avid card player. A member of the Cribbage Congress, a deck of cards and a cribbage board were never far away. Ray was willing to travel far and wide to test his card playing mettle. Trips to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Mississippi with friends were annual adventures.

A love of travel took Ray across the country and all over the world. Trips were made with family and friends to Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Florida. In search of good fun, good food and good times, Ray always managed to find it.

Ray was preceded in death by his mother, Jenny, and father, Fred. He is survived by his wife, Judy; two children, Scott (Kim) and Steve; four grandchildren, Samuel, Bryan, Sullivan and Eric; two brothers, Gary (Carol) and Craig (Jeanice); aunt, Lillie Manhart and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Ray was an active member of the community which included membership in Resurrection Lutheran Church, the Des Moines Host Lions Club, Des Moines Reciprocity Club, YMCA, and The Cribbage Congress.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. As a 40 year member of the YMCA, he truly believed in their values.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, September 18, 2014
11:00 AM


101 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309