Douglas Lyndel Hansen
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Douglas Lyndel Hansen , Age: 63
June 10, 1954 -- March 16, 2018

Douglas L. Hansen was born June 10, 1954, in Wichita, Kansas. He passed away after a 7-month battle with leukemia at the Kansas University Medical Center surrounded by family on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the age of 63. He was educated in Kansas, graduating from Wichita North High School. Doug met Jan when he was 16 through church at Camp Minnescah in Murdock, Kansas, and they began dating later that summer. He then earned a degree in Political Science at Wichita State University. Doug and Jan were married in June of 1975, and they moved to Lawrence, Kansas. In March of 1978, their first daughter, Lindsay was born and in May of that same year, Doug was awarded his law degree from Kansas University.

Doug began his career in private practice as an attorney in Wichita. Followed by employment as General Counsel for the Martin K Eby Construction Company. In April of 1982, their second daughter, Allison was born. In 1988 Doug accepted a position as General Counsel for Butler Construction Company in Kansas City and the family moved to Olathe, Kansas.  In 2004, Doug accepted a position General Counsel and Vice President of Federal Program Management Inc. In addition to this, he has been President of International Automated Systems for the last 10 years.

Outside of his professional activities, Doug was very active in church leadership throughout the years in Wichita at Westside Christian Church and most recently at Foundry Church of Lenexa, serving as a vocalist and bass guitarist, children’s teacher and elder. In 1998, he was introduced to Dr. Florence Muindi of Kenya and was honored to serve on the US Council and International Board of Life In Abundance since 2011. Life in Abundance is a faith-based community development organization founded by Dr. Muindi. He had a deep passion for spreading the gospel both at home and abroad, making numerous trips to Africa to help with restoring health, instilling personal dignity, renewing hope, and empowering lasting transformation for some of the most vulnerable families in Africa and the Caribbean. His legacy in this will continue through a memorial endowment that has been established in his name: Doug and Jan Hansen Endowment Fund, with Life in Abundance.

Music was a huge part of Doug’s entire life. When Doug was young, the entire family spent many Sunday afternoon drives singing four-part harmony to many songs from Broadway musicals, to rock concerts while dating Jan, to making sure his grandchildren were exposed to and were able to learn to play a musical instrument. In fact, Doug and Jan’s first kiss was after attending a Singspiration event on a Sunday night. In recent years, Doug and Jan attended many concerts, musicals and dinner theatre productions. Since childhood, he enjoyed fishing and later in life learned to play golf. Golf became his exercise of choice and his preferred way to spend recreational time. He was an avid supporter of the Royals, Sporting KC, and the Wichita State Shockers…. especially the Wichita State Shockers.

Doug was joyously welcomed into Heaven by his mother, Berneita (Shafer) Hansen, and grandparents Clifford & Flossie Shafer and Floyd & Evelyn Hansen.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Jan, of Olathe, KS. Two daughters, Lindsay (Shawn) Patrick, Greenwood, MO, and Allison (Rich) Ronning, Lenexa, KS, and their “adopted” son, Henrik (Gudrun) Jorem of Bergen, Norway. Grandchildren Grace Hansen, Cole, and Camryn Ronning, and Ridge Patrick, his father, Floyd L. Hansen (Marilyn) of Wichita, KS, his brother Marcus (Jo) Hansen, Lee’s Summit, MO, Doug’s nieces and nephews Scott (Katie) Hansen and Andrew (Sarah) Hansen, Ryan (Mariam) Brunton, Kylie (Jay) Brenneis, Kevin (Chassidy) Brunton, Jake (Allison) Brunton, Megan (Brunton) Hollenback, Gail Brunton.

Visitation for family and friends will be Friday evening, March 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Porter Funeral Home 8535 Monrovia Street in Lenexa.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Foundry Church, 8835 Lackman Rd., Lenexa, KS, on Saturday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given through (www.lifeinabundance.org) Attn: Doug and Jan Hansen Endowment Fund.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the medical teams at KU Medical Center and MD Anderson for their amazing care, to Doug’s business partners, Bill and Claudia Britz for their incredible love and support and for the many acts of compassion, prayers, and loving kindness from friends and family.

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Address: 8535 Monrovia Street
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Zip Code: 66215
Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Additional Service: Celebration of Life
Location: Foundry Church
Address: 8835 Lackman Road
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Zip Code: 66219
Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
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Condolences

Dennis Smith March 20, 2018

Workmate at Butler/BlueScope (GSA Program) Leawood , Kansas

Jan: So sorry to hear about the loss of Doug. Such a good man, and such a good partner to work with. My thoughts are with you and your family. There will be a lot of people who are going to miss Doug and the work that he was doing on a number of levels - business, spiritual, inspirational and more. Carol and I will see you Saturday at the service.


David Copeland March 21, 2018

Colleague and golf partner Overland Park , Kansas

If words were comfort I would write a book. I am sure you miss him greatly but just imagine where my friend is now. I pray God's blessings on all of you.


Mark Smith March 21, 2018

Butler Construction, Inc. Worked with Doug. Kansas City , Missouri

I am sorry for your lose. I truly enjoyed working with Doug. I believe Doug enjoyed his work and life and I appreciated his smile and his ability to with the humor life often brings.


Bill and Lori Baumgarten March 21, 2018

Friends La Crescent , Minnesota

Jan, we were so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Our hearts are broken for you, Lindsay, Allison and your entire extended family. We appreciated your friendship so much during our time in Olathe, and hope our condolences bring comfort to you all. God the Father and Jesus are rejoicing at Doug's homecoming!! All our love, Bill and Lori Baumgarten.


James Gatere March 23, 2018

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Jan and family, kindly let me pass my condolences at the promotion of Doug. I have fond memories of Doug and his contribution to the International Board Meetings and also leading in a devotion on Transformation. I also recall the time both of you visited our Bible Study group. It was a honor having you. At this difficult time, please remember Malachi 3:16-18. God has kept a scroll of remembrance of Doug and He calls Doug, His own special treasure. We rejoice that the Lord came for HIs Special Treasure. We will miss this special treasure on our end. Blessings.