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Franklin Vance Hansen was born July 24, 1928, the son of Franklin Edward and Janet Vance Hansen in Seattle, Wash. 

He grew up and attended school in Tacoma, Washington, and received a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of Washington.

He was then drafted to serve his country in the United States Army stationed at White Sands Missile Range, where he continued his career as a civilian Meteorological Scientist.

Frank lived in Las Cruces, N.M. and worked for the United States Government for 40 years of his life.

He retired to Llano, Texas in 1993 until moving to Bellville in 2006.

Frank had a love for airplanes but hated to fly. He was a past member of the EAA Chapters in Las Cruces, N.M. and Kingsland, Texas. He was an avid model airplane builder in his younger days. Frank had a great laugh and loved to laugh.

Frank passed away on April 27, 2009, in Bellville at the age of 80.

He is survived by his sons James Franklin Hansen and his wife, Sandra of Antioch, Calif.; Dennis Patrick Hansen and his wife, Lauri of Bellville; brother Douglas Hansen and his wife, Barbara, of Portland, Ore.; sister  Pat Scott of Yerington, Nev.; grandchildren Erica, Chase, Erin, and Allison Hansen.

Vaya Con Dios Pancho

In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, or to the Austin County Meals on Wheels, or to the Bellville United Methodist Church: Mission Taxi Fund.

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.

Posted by Joy Neely


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