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LAWRENCE N. HANSEN

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Lawrence N. Hansen The funeral for Lawrence N. "Larry" Hansen, 69 years young, of River Forest, IL, will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge, proceeding to St. Thecla Catholic Church, 6725 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, for celebration of Mass at 10 a.m. Cremation and interment is private at Maryhill Catholic Cemetery in Niles. Visitation will be from 3 until 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. He passed away after a year-long valiant battle with cancer. Larry was a vice president of the Joyce Foundation and program officer for its Money and Politics Program. He was also a board member of the University YMCA at the University of Illinois and of the Donors Forum, and chair of the Advisory Board of Illinois Issues. Larry was a beloved figure in American politics and an inspiration to all who worked with him. He had vast experience in government and politics and a rich appreciation for history - all of which he generously shared with his signature wit and good humor. His strength of spirit was matched equally with compassion and kindness. His family and friends were tremendously enriched by Larry's presence in their lives and their memories will forever be cherished. He was the loving husband of 41 years to Margaret "Marge" (nee Rybicki); beloved son of Jeanne and the late Stanley D. Hansen; much loved son-in-law of the late Marge and John Rybicki; cherished brother of Janis (David) Duewel, Lance (Sue) and Candace; treasured brother-in-law of Patricia and John Brown; and fond uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be sent to University YMCA at the University of Illinois, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820; or Illinois Issues, HRB 10, University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza, Springfield, IL 62703-5407. For information, 708-456-8300 or www.cumberlandchapels.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 17, 2010
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