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Richard A. Hansen, 75, New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Harvard

Richard A. Hansen, 75, New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Harvard, died Friday, April 8, 2016, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 14, 1941, to Lawrence and Hilma (Anderson) Hansen in Harvard.

On Sept. 28, 1963, he married Carol J. Peterson in Woodstock.

He graduated from Alden-Hebron High School in 1959. He worked for Admiral Corp., Harvard, for more than 13 years. He then worked for Motorola in Schaumburg until being relocated in 1978 to the plant in Seguin, Texas, where he worked for more than 23 years.

Later in life, he found his niche working in the golf business. He worked at Starcke Park Golf Course as assistant pro for 15 years and was a PGA member for seven of those years. He served as treasurer for the Gruene Texas Home Owners Association.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and best friend to many, and he will be sorely missed.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rich Hansen and Rodney Hansen; two grandchildren, Tyler James Hansen and Clay Dakota Hansen; a sister, Virginia (Roger) Bottlemy; a brother, William (Carol Mae) Hansen; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ardella Spooner; and a brother, Lawrence Hansen Jr.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. Visitation will continue at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, until the 11 a.m. funeral service. Burial will be at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.

Memorials can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hebron, or a charity of the donor’s choosing.


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