Eric G. Hansen

Dec. 23, 1940 - Aug. 26, 2009

Eric G. Hansen of Waukesha died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 68.

He was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Harold and Martha (Williams) Hansen. Eric was united in marriage to Margaret Walker on Sept. 11, 1965. He attended the College of Mines in Rolla, Mo., where he studied mechanical engineering. He was a retiree from Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee and received several patents for things he created over the years. With a love for woodworking, Eric made many special items for their home, his children and grandchildren. He was an avid golfer and bowler, a bridge enthusiast and a daily player of sheepshead. But most importantly, Eric will be fondly remembered as an awesome grandpa, adored dad and loving husband.

Eric will be deeply missed by his wife of almost 44 years, Margaret of Waukesha; their four children, Colleen Hansen (Mark Prindes) of Sturtevant, Kirstin (Will) Dolwick of Lake Mills, Mark (Jennifer) Hansen of Waukesha and Erika Hansen of Waukesha; five grandchildren, Brennan, Kailey, Griffin, Colin and Marisa; and three brothers, Alan (Florence) Hansen of Virginia, Carl (Ilene) Hansen of Pennsylvania and David (Lynn) Hansen of Wausau. He also is survived by his foreign exchange son, Sergio Utrilla Rodas and family. Eric also was a brother-in-law to Barbara (Bill) Keyes, Phillip (Daphne) Walker, Rose (the late Cliff) Wiberg and Jeannine (Bill) McKeown. He is further survived by special cousins, Colleen and Larry Evans, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. Eric’s nephew, the Rev. Patrick Keyes, will preside.

Memorials may be made to the church (address above), to Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice, 1020 James Drive, #E, Hartland, WI 53029, or to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. John Lesniak, Katie Gotz, Barth Chudik and Kathy Labinski.