Craig A. Hansen was called to Heaven on Monday, February 15th, 2021 while surrounded by loved ones at the University of Minnesota Hospital. A “celebration” of life was held on Saturday, February 20th 2021 and the outpouring of love and support was overwhelming.
Craig was born in Chicago, IL on April 15th, 1957 to Kenneth and Marie (Panek) Hansen. Craig enlisted in the US Marine Corps and proudly served our country before being honorably discharged in 1979. Shortly thereafter he joined the family business, Howard Glass, in Houston, TX. It was there that he met his future wife, Debra (Fall) Hansen. The two were married September 24th, 1983 and later relocated to New Richmond, WI to start their family together. They were blessed with three children: Tyler, Sophia and John.
Craig was a member of the Twin Cities-based Glass Glaziers Union Local #1324, where he worked for decades before retiring in June of 2019. Among many other hobbies, Craig was an avid outdoorsman (a true hunting & fishing fanatic), a curious and non-partisan political spectator, and a life-long fan of his favorite Chicago sports teams (Bears, Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks). But most importantly, he was a loving family man who spent virtually all his spare time with loved ones. Craig is survived by his wife, Debra; children Tyler, Sophia, John; and granddaughter, Aurora.