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Dr. Leon B. Hansen

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Dr. Leon B. Hansen

1927 - 2014

Leon Hansen passed away on April 26. He was born in Denmark, to Aage and Maude Hansen, on June 6, 1927. He immigrated to the U.S. at 10 years old, living in Manhattan Beach, for 70 years.
At Redondo Union High School, Leon met his wife, Shirley (Friar). He served in the Navy, and attended El Camino College. Leon received his Dental Degree from the University of the Pacific, in San Francisco. They managed a hometown practice in Manhattan Beach.
They cruised their motorcycle, and water-skied behind their mahogany ski boat. They were members of the Badminton Club, and Leon served as the President of the Exchange Club. He became an avid bicyclist. He was a very talented woodworker, constructing the family's dining room furniture.
Leon modified his 'Pantera', an Italian mid-engine sports car, participating in many road rallies and track days.
He was an accomplished sailor, racing a 26-foot wooden catamaran, and cruising a Maxum 32 powerboat. They were founding members of King Harbor Yacht Club.
Leon is survived by his wife, Shirley, his son and daughter, Mark Hansen (Deborah) and Michelle Ruppert, grandchildren David, Grant, Devan & Rayn and his sisters, Anita & Sonja.
Donations may be made to: King Harbor Youth Foundation 280 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.
A scattering of ashes at sea is planned at KH Yacht Club. Contact: [email protected], 310-601-0710. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 18, 2014
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