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Wallace Henry Hansen

Obituary for Wallace Henry Hansen

October 15, 1930 - October 25, 2016
Newark, Delaware | Age 86


Wallace (Wally) H. Hansen age, 86 of Newark, DE passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Care in Newark, DE. Born on October 15, 1930 in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Henry C. and Jessie M. (Vargo) Hansen.

Mr. Hansen was a retired Industrial Engineer. He earned his engineering degree from Lawrence Tech University in MI in 1953. Upon graduation he spent time overseas in Europe as a statistician with the U.S. Army. His many industrial engineering affiliations were Packard Motor- Ford Motor and Chrysler Motor Corporations. He retired in 1987 from the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, Delaware as manager of industrial engineering.

Other organizations and memberships included St. Johns- Holy Angels Catholic Church, the St. Thomas More Oratory, past officer and board member of Delaware Saengerbund, past officer Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degrees, St. Michael's Lodge #4548, Moose Lodge Member #1578 and Legion member #186, member of American Legion 0015 and Veterans Foreign Wars 14000. Mr. Hansen enjoyed travelling with his wife "Prudie" using their time shares to many places.

He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Providenza (Prudie) M. Hansen; two sons, Christopher "Chris" Hansen and wife, Chong, of Laurel, MD, and Gregory "Greg" Hansen of Newark, DE; three daughters, Karen Schiller, and husband, Victor, of Bluffton, SC, Arlene Seppanen, of Wilmington, DE, and Sue Wilcox and husband, Gary, of Wilmington, DE; three granddaughters, Kristen Schiller, and fiancé, Michael McMullen, of Charleston, SC, Jessica Seppanen, of Wilmington, DE, and Jennifer Seppanen, and her boyfriend, Adam Meadows, of Wilmington, DE; and brother, Henry C. Hansen of Dearborn, MI.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711. Friends and family may visit one hour prior beginning at 10AM. Interment to be held at 10AM on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701. Memorial contributions may be made payable to "Little Sisters of the Poor" 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, Delaware 19713.

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    185 Salem Church Road
    Newark, DE 19713

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