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WALTER B. HANSEN
NEWPORT—Walter B. Hansen, 70, died January 17, 2009 at his residence. He was born August 20, 1938 in Elizabeth, NJ, a son of Bjorne and Ruth (Hamre) Hansen. He graduated from Union High School in 1956 and the Academy of Aeronautics in Flushing, NY in 1958. Walter served in the U. S. Air Force from 1959 to 1961. He was employed by Eastern Airlines from from 1962 to 1963, and was self employed until 1969. He then became director of aircraft maintenance at Union Carbide in 1969, the McDonald’s Corporation in 1971, and the Digital Corporation in 1982, retiring in 1998. He was a member and Deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church, Newport and was an active member and Elder of the Trinity Church of Bolton, MA before moving to Maine.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley of Newport; 3 sons and their wives, Scott and Paula of Gorham, Eric and Leslie of Bolton, MA and Mark and Jayne of Hartland; 2 daughters and their husbands, Bonnie and Darran Harvey of Carmel and Kristie and Darren Seekins of Detroit; 2 brothers and their wives, Robert and Joan Hansen of Greenbrook, NJ and Donald and Cathy Hansen of St. Charles, MO; 12 grandchildren, Lindsay, Daniel, Becca, Andrew, Heather, Clint, Bjorne, Brittany, Jaime, Morgan, Kelley, and Katelyn; his step-mother, Mildred Hansen of NJ; and an aunt, Dagny Gertsen of NJ.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Wednesday, January 21st at the Calvary Baptist Church, Newport with Pastor George Finnemore officiating. Spring burial will be in Hartland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 39 Grove Street, Newport, ME 04953; or Young Life Nashoba Valley, P. O. Box 51, Harvard, MA 01451. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

Graveside committal services for Walter B. Hansen, who died January 17, 2009, will be held 10 Am Friday, May 8th, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland, with the Rev. George Finnemore officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.

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