Richard (Rick) Charles Hansen Jr.
Richard (Rick) Charles Hansen, Jr., passed away on Mar. 9, 2013, following a year-long battle with cancer. He was born in Lincoln, NE, on Jan. 15, 1947, to Richard Charles Hansen, Sr., and Ruth Ellen Ritzen Hansen. He graduated from West Linn High in 1965 and earned a B.A. from Edison State College in Trenton, NJ. He served in Vietnam as a TV and radio newscaster and DJ in the U.S. Army. He developed and managed a public radio station and taught radio broadcasting at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. He was a DJ, sportscaster, and news director for KFAT and KNND radio and an announcer on KMGE (Magic 94). He later was webmaster for OSU extension, and webmaster & technology support for the Salem-Keizer Schools.
Rick married Kathy Pfeifer Beaudoin on Sept. 15, 1989. He was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his father, wife Kathy, sisters Jo Sullivan (Frank) and Rebecca Hansen (David Garcia), 7 children, 23 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 15, at V.T. Golden Funeral Service, Salem. Contributions in Rick's name to Odyssey Hospice, Salem, Oregon
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Mar. 14, 2013.