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Richard N. Hansen

November 14, 1935


Richard Norman Hansen of Green Bay, WI, age 86, passed away peacefully on July 3rd, 2022. Richard will be lovingly remembered by many including his two daughters Pamela Prefontaine (Steve) and Dede Mattek. Rich was a devoted grandfather to Dani Smith (Dave), Zachary Prefontaine, Andrew Prefontaine, Tyler Mattek (Ashley) and Chelsea Rhodes (Kevin). He took great pride in his growing family including nine great grandchildren, his newest who was just born on July 4th.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years: Dorothy (Marineau) Hansen; his parents: Herald and Ruth; and brother: Ronald.

Rich was born in Menominee, Wisconsin on November 14th, 1935. He grew up in Marinette, Wisconsin and graduated from Marinette High School in 1953. From there he went on to attend the University of Wisconsin, graduating a proud Badger in 1957. Rich and Dottie were married on November 8, 1958. Richard served his country in the military as an Officer in the US Navy serving in Guam, Japan and Washington D.C.  After leaving active duty, Rich and Dottie moved back to Wisconsin where Rich earned his master’s degree in education from UW La Crosse in 1972.

Richard worked as a school psychologist for Ashwaubenon School District before retiring to spend time with his family and travel. Rich and Dottie enjoyed cruising with dear friends, many summer camping trips in Iola, Wisconsin, and annual vacations to Myrtle Beach with their family. Rich was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Green Bay where he was a youth group leader for many years.

A celebration of life open house will be held for both Rich and Dottie on Friday, July 15th from 4:30-7:30 at the Ashwaubenon Community Center. There will be a brief service at 6:00pm.

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The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Bellin Hospital during his stay. A very special thank you to the staff at Unity Hospice who ensured he was comfortable and well cared for in his final days.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family was unable to have a service for Dottie when she passed away in 2020.

The Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

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