Donald Hansen

Donald Pierce Hansen, 57, formerly of Wichita, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020, at his home in Kansas City, Kan.

Cremation will take place and a memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Shelley Family Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be left in care of the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Arkansas City.

Donald was born on Dec. 10, 1962 in Denver, Colo., to parents Donald “Swede” and Laura (Cowan) Hansen. He graduated from Falcon High School in 1980 and later earned a bachelor’s degree in human resource development from Southwestern College. After graduating from high school, Donald joined the Air Force and served for several years before being honorably discharged. He worked as a meteorologist, worked for Beechcraft for 23 years, and worked for Honeywell for one year. Donald was united in marriage to Jansie (Patterson) on May 2, 2007 in Wichita. He enjoyed cooking, ’70s music, collecting Frankoma Pottery, and spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Donald is survived by his wife, Jansie Hansen, of Kansas City, Kan.; children, Stephenie Hansen and fiancé, Adam Geisler, of Wichita, Brandie Davis, of Wichita, Christian Davis, of Wichita, and Taylor Hansen and fiancé, Marcie White, of Kansas City, Kan.; grandchildren, Maggie, Gwen, Damon, Rowan and Jack; parents, Donald “Swede” and Laura Hansen, of Yoder, Colo.; and siblings, Charlotte Thompson, of Battle Mountain, Nev., and Sharon Crandall, of Ordway, Colo.

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