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In Memory of

Victor Danley Hansen

April 30, 1930 - August 4, 2017

Obituary


Victor Danley Hansen, Sr., 87, of Austin, Texas, passed away August 4, 2017 in Cedar Park, Texas. Victor was born April 30, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ruth and Moroni Victor Hansen.

His family lived in several western states, including Washington, California and Colorado. In fact, Victor attended 12 schools in 11 years. His family settled in Vincennes, Indiana, where he graduated from Lincoln High School and Vincennes University.

Vic enlisted in the Air Force on January 12, 1951. He served in Korea. In July of 1952, Victor came home...

Victor Danley Hansen, Sr., 87, of Austin, Texas, passed away August 4, 2017 in Cedar Park, Texas. Victor was born April 30, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ruth and Moroni Victor Hansen.

His family lived in several western states, including Washington, California and Colorado. In fact, Victor attended 12 schools in 11 years. His family settled in Vincennes, Indiana, where he graduated from Lincoln High School and Vincennes University.

Vic enlisted in the Air Force on January 12, 1951. He served in Korea. In July of 1952, Victor came home to Vincennes for a two week leave. He proposed to Joretta Sue Fox. They were married on July 27, 1952 in Oaktown, Indiana. After a quick honeymoon, the new couple left for Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Their first child, Sherry Joretta Hansen, was born in 1953.

After an honorable discharge in 1955, the family returned to Vincennes. Victor Danley Hansen Jr. was born in 1955. David Rone Hansen was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1959. Vic worked a variety of jobs including laying track for the railroad, fighting forest fires for the Forest Service, and selling Colgate Palmolive products. Victor started working for the Veterans Administration in 1961 when the Hansens relocated to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1963 Victor moved his family to Falls Church, Virginia, eight miles outside of Washington, DC. He began training for this new job field which most people had never heard of - computer programming.

The family transferred to Austin, Texas in 1967. Vic retired from the Veterans Administration with 30 years in 1987. Vic and Jo enjoyed travelling the United States as well as the Panama Canal, Cozumel, and the Caribbean. Vic and Jo were long time members of Faith Presbyterian Church, where he served as treasurer. After living in south Austin for 40 years, Vic and Jo moved to Round Rock, Texas to be closer to family.

Victor had a lifetime passion for animals. He raised banty chickens, rabbits, fish, dogs, and birds. He was also very active with the Boy Scouts, serving as a troop leader for many years. Vic enjoyed fishing and hunting. One of his favorite places to be was Lake Travis. Vic could do just about anything with his hands, including carpentry, electrical and plumbing work, building deer blinds, lawnmower and auto repair. Yet he still found time for a garden, and his love of trains led him to build very elaborate N scale train board displays.

Vic is preceded in death by his wife, Joretta Hansen, his brother, Bob Hansen, and his grandson, Matthew Hansen. He is survived by his children and his daughter-in-law, Kathy Hansen; and by Amber Hansen, Erin Hansen, Brandon Salazar, David Reynolds, and Trevor Hayes. He is survived by six grandchildren, Jenn Salazar, Jamie Yesenik, Cyndi Reynolds, Kelli Hayes, Kim Hansen and Justin Hansen. He is further blessed by nine great grandchildren, Gabriela Hansen, Kinsley and Julian Salazar, Claire and Danielle Reynolds, Carter Stacey, Oliver and Andrew Hansen, and Harper Hayes. He is also survived by his sister, Lois Williams and his sister-in-law, Mary Ann Hansen, along with many nieces and nephews. Vic loved his family and friends dearly.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Boy Scouts of America.