Richard Hansen Obituary

Richard S. Hansen
Ken Hansen
Richard S. Hansen

August 11, 1919 - August 8, 2009
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Richard Spencer "Dick" Hansen, 89, lost his brave battle with cancer on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at his home in Des Moines. In agreement with the family's wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12, at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. There will be no visitation.

Richard was born the son of Henry A. and Carolyn M. (Spencer) Hansen on August 11, 1919. He attended Iowa State University and served in the United States Air Corps. He married Shirley Ann Baichly in 1942 and made Des Moines their home. For nearly 50 years, Dick owned and operated Hansen Porcelain Steel Co. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time with his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Shirley Hansen; and four children, Ann Marinakis of Boca Raton, FL, Linda Lowe of Greensboro, GA, Martha VanHouweling and Richard "Spencer" Hansen Jr. both of Des Moines. In addition, he is survived by six grandchildren, Linda Santiago, Julie Russell, Ulysses and Ahisha Marinakis, and Michael and Joseph VanHouweling; four great-grandchildren, Britney and Brandon Hyland, Aria Kober and Spencer Santiago; and one great-great grandson, Maddox Hyland. Dick was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Margaret Ross.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Iowa Hospice.





Memorial Graveside
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
10:00 AM


Iowa Hospice
5650 Johnston Drive, Suite E
Johnston, IA 50131