May 31, 1934 – September 13, 2014
Raymond “Ray” C. Hansen, age 80, of Ankeny, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 13, 2014. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17 at Iles Grandview Park Chapel. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, September 18 at Grandview Park Chapel.
Ray was born in Neola, IA on May 31, 1934. He attended Logan High School and graduated from Iowa State University. With a background in the printing industry, Ray launched “Hansen Printing” in 1977, until the company was sold to Richtmann Printing in 2006. Never one to retire, Ray worked as a salesman for Richtmann until Friday, September 12, 2014 – his last day on the job.
He was a sportsaholic and an avid card player. A member of the Cribbage Congress, a deck of cards and a cribbage board were never far away. Ray was willing to travel far and wide to test his card playing mettle. Trips to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Mississippi with friends were annual adventures.
A love of travel took Ray across the country and all over the world. Trips with family and friends to Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Florida. In search of good fun, good food and good times, Ray always managed to find it.
Ray was preceded in death by his mother, Jenny, and father, Fred. He is survived by his wife, Judy; two children, Scott (Kim) and Steve; four grandchildren, Samuel, Bryan, Sullivan and Eric; two brothers, Gary (Carol) and Craig (Jeanice); aunt, Lillie Manhart and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Ray was an active member of the community which included membership in Resurrection Lutheran Church, the Des Moines Host Lions Club, Des Moines Reciprocity Club, YMCA, and The Cribbage Congress.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. As a 40 year member of the YMCA, he truly believed in their values.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES GRANDVIEW PARK FUNERAL HOME.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park Chapel 3211 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, IA 50317 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com