Allan James Hansen

Allan James Hansen

Allan James Hansen

January 02, 1942~June 04, 2023

Allan’s dream from boyhood was to move to California where the “big name car racers” were located.  He moved to California after he graduated from Aquinas High School in La Crosse, WI.  Allan married his longtime girlfriend Karen in October 1961.

He worked for General Motors for 20 years where he received extended education and became a Certified Automotive Mechanic specializing in Buicks.  Due to back issues he needed to give it up.

He then went to work at Rockwell International, Space Division supporting the space shuttle and various other military contracts.  He transferred to Fort Walton Beach after Boeing purchased the Space Division from Rockwell and was assigned to the C-17 Gunship program being refurbished at Crestview Aerospace.

He was a devoted husband and father and was very involved with his daughter’s early years of playing softball and other sports.

He and his family enjoyed riding motorcycles in the California desert and participated in several races even winning a few Trophies. He later traded in motorcycles for bicycles and became an avid rider which included two bike tours across the state of Wisconsin.

He and his wife also enjoyed playing golf where they accomplished playing golf in all 50 states.  This took a few years to complete and while doing so they enjoyed the beauty of this great country.

His biggest hobby, when not doing all the above, was his love of model trains.  He built a model layout in every house he lived in, and enjoyed traveling to many train shows to engage with other people of similar interest.

Allan loved to laugh and lived a busy life surrounded by family and friends and left no regrets.

He passed away in Crestview, Florida on June 4, 2023.  Allan is preceded in death by his parents Alice and Joseph Hansen and two brothers, Wayne and Kenneth Hansen. He is survived by his wife Karen, daughter Lorraine (Lorrie) Hansen and daughter-in-law Susan Callaway. Allan had one honorary Grandson and two honorary great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   His was a favorite Uncle to all of them.


A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 12, 2023 beginning at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Father Roy Marien officiating.  The family will receive friends on Monday, June 12, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Brackney Funeral Service Chapel

  • June 12, 2023
  • 1:30 P.m. -2:00 p.m.
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  • 480 East James Lee Blvd.
    Crestview, Florida 32539


Brackney Funeral Service Chapel

  • June 12, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • Email Details
  • 480 East James Lee Blvd.
    Crestview, Florida 32539

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Priscilla Veale

June 7, 2023, 11:18 pm

I haven’t known Al and Karen for a super long time, but what time I’ve had with them has been the biggest blessing. I’ve come to view them as grandparents. Al imparted his wisdom and his jokes. I got some great grandfatherly advice that was so appreciated and much needed. I’ll always cherish that. With people like Al (and Karen), I wish time was infinite because it’s not fair that the whole world didn’t get to know just how great he was, but for those of us who did…. we love and miss you dearly, Al.

Rita Benz

June 7, 2023, 11:18 pm

Al have a grand trip.
Karen keep your beautiful memories close. They will help you thru it all . Lorrie hug your Mom tight.
I am always available.

Eric Weiske

June 7, 2023, 11:48 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Al’s passing. He left a memorably good impression on me as someone who loves life and didn’t seem to sweat the small stuff. Lived very well in the moment, and had one bad ass train set! I should know because I was a youngster when I saw it and found it a fascinating world he created. His attention to detail was excellent.

He’s a good man and I hope he’s in restful peace.

God bless,
Eric Weiske

Laurie German

June 8, 2023, 12:24 am

Aunt Karen, I am so sorry too hear of Uncle Al’s passing. I always loved when I had a chance to see the two of you, he was always funny and great to be around! Sending love and hugs.

Susan Hill

June 8, 2023, 1:27 am

Al was so dear to so many! His charm, wit, and sense of humor were contagious. I’ll never forget his warm smile and his joy in life.

Steve Johnson

June 8, 2023, 1:27 am

Rest in blissful peace with the hands of God and Jesus Christ upon your soul as you deserve 🙏 Amen ♥

Pam (Johnson) Verhulst

June 8, 2023, 3:14 am

Uncle AL,
We sure did not get to see you often in our adult lives while living in separate places, but we sure loved your kindness and “positive and happy” personality. When we heard that you went to heaven, I was telling my husband that “uncle Al was the best”….”he was such a great guy and always made us laugh”. We may not have seen you as much as we should have, but growing up was awesome seeing you……your memorial said it perfectly, “he was his nieces and nephews favorite uncle”. We will miss you. RIP. Prayers to Karen and Lorrie.
Love, Pam (Johnson) and Len Verhulst (husband).❤️🙏

Ethelda Hillsman

June 8, 2023, 11:25 am

So very sorry to learn of Al’s passing. Our sympathies to Karen and Lorrie.

Ethelda and John Hillsman

Sally Dixon

June 8, 2023, 1:52 pm

Karen, Lorrie and family , I am so saddened by your loss. I pray for God to give you strength and comfort. Don’t hesitate to reach out at this difficult time. Sally Dixon

Alvin and Randella Hartzog

June 8, 2023, 5:25 pm

So sorry to hear about Al passing. I retired and moved to Alabama and miss cutting up with him. He was a great guy and good friend. I will be praying for the family.

Linda and Ted Scoggins

June 8, 2023, 9:01 pm

Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. Al will always be remembered as an honorary Country Patcher. He was the ideal husband who went to every quilt show, and quilt shop and waited patiently. He will be sorely missed, especially by our round robin group.

John & Sherri Symons

June 8, 2023, 9:42 pm

Really enjoyed time with Al. He finally sold me on “N” Scale. Wish I was as good at it as he was. Thanks Al and Godspeed. Karen, please let Sherri and I know how we can help.

Gerald and Marylou Weiske

June 9, 2023, 6:01 pm

We will miss Al so much, Karen. Almost 50 years have passed since we met you.

Lots of fun through the years, golfing, traveling, card games and just being together.

Erin Johnson

June 10, 2023, 3:41 pm

So very grateful I was able to get to know my Great-Uncle Al. Always loved their visits and all the stories from my childhood and more. So grateful him Karen took the time to visit me when I was working in Kentucky and he saved our pontoon ride by getting that log out from under the propeller. Love always.

Charles Trautz

June 10, 2023, 6:07 pm

Karen, Trea and I are sorry for your loss. I’ll miss the days when Al and I would meet outside to discuss and resolve world problems.. Too bad no one listened to us. Al was a true Gentleman, Friend and Neighbor.
The Train Conductor may be gone but will never be forgotten
Charlie & Trea

Cindy L. Johnson

June 12, 2023, 2:40 pm

Karen and Lorrie,
I will miss Uncle Al’s jokes and laugh. I will alway’s remember our bike trip from LaCrosse to Kenosha, it truly was an adventure. With you Karen and Uncle Al. I also remember my stay with you and Al in California when for the first time I was shown how to ride a dirt bike from uncle Al . All the great times with you both. Uncle Al I will surely miss you. Karen and Lorrie I will keep you in my prayers and know Al will always be with you both watching you from up above, He will always be your Angel


June 12, 2023, 8:21 pm

Uncle Al, Rest in peace! He will be truly missed. Always funny & full of life. Aunt Karen & Laurie, so sorry for your loss❣️
Love always, Judy & Dale💖

Judy schubel

June 12, 2023, 9:37 pm

Uncle Al, rest in peace 🙏! You will be truly missed.
Aunt Karen and Laurie. So sorry for
your loss❣️
Love Always ❤️
Dale and Jude

Bill Vickery

June 12, 2023, 9:41 pm


So sorry to learn of Al’s passing. We have very good memories of our times with you two.

Bill and Margo Vickery
Helena, Alabama

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