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Douglas Hansen

November 27, 1942 - July 30, 2016

Visitation - Thursday

August 04, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Prayer Service - Thursday

August 04, 2016
- 7:30 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service - Friday

August 05, 2016
- 10:30 AM

Nativity Catholic Church

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Boulger Funeral Home

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Douglas Hansen

November 27, 1942 - July 30, 2016

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Douglas Gary Hansen passed away surrounded by family at Sanford Health in Fargo on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Doug was born to Hector and Mabel (Anderson) Hansen at St. John’s hospital in Fargo on Nov. 27, 1942. He attended school in Fargo, graduating from Fargo Central High School in 1961. He married Delores Charbonneau in 1963 and they had four sons: Daniel, Thomas, Robert and Jerry.

Doug worked at the Fargo Forum until 1977 when he and his brother, Wesley, opened Northwest Printing in Fargo.

In 1978, Doug was united in marriage to Bonnie Henne in Fargo, and they had one son, Andrew.

Doug was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed countless hunting and fishing outings with his sons, other family and friends, and sharing their bounties at family gatherings year-round. Doug was also an ardent sports fan and lifetime backer of area youth and college teams.

Doug’s greatest joy in recent years was spending time with his grandchildren and step grandchildren.

Doug is survived by his wife Bonnie; sons Daniel, Fort Myers, FL, Thomas, Golden Valley, MN, Robert (Amanda) Hansen, West Fargo, and Andrew, Fargo; sisters Mary Lou Cote, Fargo, LaVon (Doug) Tongate, Olympia, WA, Judy McCarty, Las Vegas, NV, brother Wesley (Edie), Fargo; granddaughters Sarah and Brooklyn Hansen; step-granddaughter Madison Nelson and step-grandson Grant Nelson; and many nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by infant son, Jerry; brother and sister-in-law Leo (Josephine) Hansen; sister and brother-in-law Marjorie (Warren) Halleen; brother and sister-in-law James (Sally) Hansen; sister Virginia (Gil) Egge; and brother-in-law Don Cote.

Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 4, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, followed by a prayer service at 7:30. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m. at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo with visitation one hour before the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Friends of Chimbote organization (donate at friendsofchimbote.org).

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9 responses to “Douglas Hansen”

  1. Keri & Shsun Gregerson says:

    Thought and prayers with you Bert and your family in the difficult time.

  2. Brook Mercer Calle Hanson & Jax says:

    Our thought and prayers are with your family.

  3. Michelle Severtson says:

    Thinking of your family and praying for many happy memories that will be shared by all at the services. I always remember Doug when I came to the print shop with his niece Angie. Wes and Angie would argue about something and Doug would put his two cents in as well; never playing favorites, just telling all of us his thoughts.

  4. Denny & Sally Schneider says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you–so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. He will be missed by all.

  5. Terry Tongate says:

    Doug, I know the fish are biting and the Viking are winning. You were a wonderful uncle to all of your nephews and nieces and a very loved father/husband. I’ll never forget watching HS football games, hockey games, going hunting and fishing with you. I will miss you.

  6. Morrie Schwinden says:

    Doug, also known as Chico, in his hockey days, played for the Fargo Midgets high school hockey team, I played against him. We went on several hunting trips mainly duck and goose.in the 60 s. HIs father, was the Rink house custodian at Pershing rink for many years, and thats how I got to know Chico. It will be hard to forget him and his lively personality.

  7. Jamie Larson says:

    My thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  8. Bruce Lytle says:

    Wes. Sorry to hear. He was unforgettable. Bruce Lytle

  9. mike mcnair says:

    Good family man, an excellent baseball player and a great teammate. I will miss seeing Chico around town. My best to his family and brother Wes…

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