Hal (Harold) Hansen

photopassed from this life to the next, on 3/1/13. Born in Chicago, 11/20/28, he was a lifetime Chicagoland resident. For 21 yrs. he was the beloved husband and soulmate of Joanne Giese Hansen. He is also survived by children, Teri Lombardi (Dan), Larry (Tammy), stepson, Jim Giese, Lois Kilburn, Bruce, Bob (Bernadine); brother, Edgar (Jean); sister, Lynne Bristow (Gene); several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers, Alvin, Richard and George; and step-sister, Peggy Finn. Hal attended Lane-Tech High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy following high school. In the 1950's, 60's he performed in nightclubs throughout Chicago with a musical comedy group known as the Pepper Pots. After the Pepper Pots, he performed with other groups, most notably the Dynatones. He put on volunteer shows throughout Chicago for many police benefits and such. Later in life, Hal ran his own limo service, driving clients to and from the airport, and donating his services to various charities. Hal was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs. At the core of his being, he was a showman. He was always trying to make people laugh. May he and all the departed find 'peace and happiness' in God's ever-loving arms. Special thanks to the Staff at Alden Northmoor for providing excellent care for him since Jan. 2009. A funeral service will be held Fri. Mar. 15, 11:00am, St. John's Lutheran Church, 4707 Pratt, Lincolnwood, IL. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Cemetery, 900 N. Wolf Rd, Northlake.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 10, 2013