Alan Lauritz Hansen
June 9, 1948 – September 5, 2014
WENDELL – On September 5, 2014 an Angel of the Lord came to receive Alan Lauritz Hansen back to God. He was surrounded by his beloved wife and family during the time of his transition. Brother Alan L. Hansen was born on June 9, 1948 to the late Fritz Roy & Gladys Delores Jensen Hansen. He attended PS 119 in NY City as well as George Washington High School. He received his associate’s degree from Bronx Community College and attended Baruch Business College. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the 11th Infantry Brigade, Jungle Warriors. He was a member of the American Legions, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved western movies, and his favorite musician, Sade. He retired from the United States Postal Service after 30 years of service. He was recipient of many official commendations and recognition of his contributions to the United States Postal Service. Alan enjoyed bowling, fishing, and playing Chess. He also did some modeling. He was preceded in death by his brother, Karl Hansen.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Joyce Marie Hardy Hansen of the home, children; Alan Hansen of Anderson, IN, Brian Hansen of Wendell, Daniel Hansen (April) of Wendell, Elliot Hansen (Tywanda) of Aurora, NC, Lavon-de Nichelle Hardy-Gibbs (Maruice) of Aurora, NC, Corinne Patterson (Travis) of Wendell, NC, 9 grandchildren; Alfred Hardy (Chaz), William Virgil, Shanelle Virgil Florence (Brian), Brittney Hansen, Allison Hansen, Alan Hansen III, Brycen Hansen, Avion Weatherford, Travis Patterson, 8 great grandchildren; Zaydia, Zariyah Porter, Adrienne Hansen, Jakari, Alfred, Shekinah, Latroi, Honest Hardy, special friend; Arthur Campbell, Special cousins, Steven Jones, Suzette Richards, brother-in-law, Paul W. Merritt, special sisters-in-law; Bea Respers, Eleanor Lampkin (Bobby), a host of cousins, family, friends, & special pet, Precious.
Funeral service 2 pm, Thursday, Trinity Faith Full Gospel Church, 6600 Hallelujah Blvd., Wendell with visitation from 12:30 pm – 2 pm at the church, prior to the service. Burial, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell