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Oscar Hansen

Hansen, Oscar

Oscar Richard Hansen of Ogdensburg passed away on September
13th. He was 81 years
old. Dick was born on April 21, 1928 in Bessemer, Michigan
to Oscar and Olive (Neely) Hansen. He graduated from A.D. Johnson High
School in 1946 and the University of Michigan
in 1950. Drafted into the US Army in
1952, Oscar served in the Korean War as a member of the 772nd
Military Police. He worked for the United States Customs Service for 32 years,
both in Michigan and New York State. Dick was the Assistant District Director at
the Customs House in Ogdensburg when he retired in 1988. His favorite place to be was Skagarak, the
Hansen family cottage on Lake Gogebicin the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan.

 

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jeanne Philp Hansen. They were married July 2, 1955 in Hurley, WI. They have 5 children: Richard (Sandy) Hansen of Fort Collins, CO; Suzanne Hansen Bianchi
of Clay, NY;
Thomas (Cheryl) Hansen of El Dorado Hills, CA; Nancy (Scott) Bush of Averill
Park, NY; David (Julie) Hansen of Ballston Spa, NY. He will be missed by his 14 grandchildren:
Cynthia and Alice Hansen, Marissa, Aria, Andrea, Anthony and Joseph Bianchi;
Cole, Bridget and Peter Hansen; Lindsey and Eric Bush; and Grace and Ethan
Hansen. He leaves behind his sister Ruth (Jim) Joswiak of Bay City, MI, as well
as many nieces, nephews and cousins. His
parents and sister, Fay English, predeceased him.

Family and friends are welcome to gather on Friday,
September 18th from 1:00-4:00pm at the Frary Funeral Home in Ogdensburg. Fr. Terry LaValley will offer a short
memorial service at 1:00pm. A final
farewell will take place in Michigan during the summer of 2010 at the Cottage
where he will rest in peace In lieu of
flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Mary’s Cathedral
Capital Campaign (415 Hamilton Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669), the Toni and Trish House (PO Box 345,
Midland, MI 48640) or the Alzheimer’s
Association.

1 Condolence

  • Trish Phillips Posted September 15, 2009 8:43 PM

    Dear Aunt Jeanne and cousins. I don’t have the same or as many memories my siblings have of Bessemer and Lake Gogebic, but I do remember Uncle Dick winding up the victrola and playing records outside the toolshed. Please accept my sympathy and prayers.
    Trish, Bob, Joe and Carly

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