Alan George Hansen
Alan George Hansen of Independence, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the Kansas City Veterans Hospital with family and friends by his side. He was 66 years of age.
Alan was born on June 21, 1955, in South Amboy, New Jersey, the son of Kenneth and Jean (Hoffman) Hansen. After graduating high school, Alan enlisted in the United States Army and served proudly for a little over 20 years, rising to the rank of 1st Sergeant quickly. He loved being a Drill Sergeant and leading new enlistees to become competent soldiers. Alan was particularly proud of his service and his work as a Sapper in his years of service and continued to carry their motto with him always, “Essayons!” (Let Us Try).
Upon retirement, Alan worked for Harrah’s and Ameristar, working as Security and Supervisor of Table Games for some years before retiring permanently to focus on his health. He was admired and loved by many, who took care of him throughout his valiant fight.
Alan could be stubborn at times, but was funny and fiercely caring about those who he loved. He was well known to possibly be the only Jets super fan, and for many years he loved fishing and was an avid runner. His favorite thing to do was hang out with his many special friends at his favorite place, the Players Club.
Alan will be deeply missed by his family and friends alike, as well as the many soldiers who credit their success and character from his guidance and education.
Alan is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Jean Hansen; His fiancé Kelly Hicks, his children, Dana (Brad Flemming) Beede, Anthony (Sulanda) Hansen, James Hansen, Eric (Catherine Zuniga) Hansen, Alan George Hansen, Jr.; grandchildren, Ava Beede, John Beede, Brittany Hansen, Amari Hansen; and great grandchildren, Kyla and Kalani McCutcheon. He is preceded in death by his sister, Victoria Lynn Hansen.
A visitation will be held, Thursday March 17, 2022, at Carson Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64050, family will greet guest between the hours of 9-10am. Alan will be laid to rest in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Graveside services will be Thursday March 17, 2022, at 12pm.