Richard Charles (Rick) Hansen Jr.
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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.
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March 17, 2013
It is so long since we were in high school and neighbors. My condolences to his family. I know he was loved and will be missed.
Helen Guiss Lucas
March 15, 2013
Love you!!!
Lynda Wilson
March 15, 2013
You created a generation of great broadcasters and a beautiful family. Rest in peace my dear friend. God Bless you
Jeff Rafter
March 14, 2013
You Can Rest in Peace Rick. You have left a wonderful family as part of your caring legacy. Blessings to all of the Hansen family.
Terry Sullivan
March 14, 2013
Amy, i am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. My prayers are with you and your family during this sad event. Now i know where you get your love of people.
Marilyn Bolyard
March 14, 2013
always in our hearts.
March 14, 2013
The Chinese have an ancient philosophy that says " ...once you meet a man you like, you're destined to meet him again! The.perfect sentiment for the man who in his "short walk on this planet we call Earth touched so many everyday of his life. Rick Charles (an old radio name) spent his life doing just that;as a teacher,a mentor and a good friend to many who passed his way Rick took great pride in preparing all his students to leading successful lives, achieving their goals and the rewards of happiness through their entire lives. Truly a man that was and is still loved by those who knew him and is indeed someone as the Chinese belief YOU WILL MEET AGAIN!
Thank you Rick, we miss you already!

path of life" touched so many with his love and kindness. Rick Charles as he
Donna Lee
March 14, 2013
May God be with you Rick, and you be in no more pain.
Ryan West
March 13, 2013
Elizabeth Odom
March 13, 2013
Karen Odom
March 13, 2013
I want to extend my sympathy to Rick's family. It was great working with him at OSU. I haven't seen him for a number of years, but the photo in this obituary is perfect. He was positive and humorous so much of the time. My prayers are with you in this challenging time.
Steve Dodrill
March 13, 2013
You will be missed so much!! Thank you for making those you touched so happy.
March 13, 2013
Rick was a nice man, he was a great co-worker that was pleasant to be around. He will be missed.
March 13, 2013
I'll be thinking of you during this time of loss. I had the opportunity to get to know Rick while he was at OSU and always enjoyed his company especially on the golf course. He is a good soul.
Tom Weeks
March 13, 2013
My sincerest sympathy to Rick's family. May he rest in peace.
Roberta Morin
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