It is with great
regret and sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Carl
Hansen, on December 29, 2019, in
FL, after a lengthy illness.
Carl his survived
by his wife, Ann; children, Kristen Hansen (Johnnie Revis) and Eric Hansen;
Donna Olsen, Deborah Olsen Dumas (Jack), and Earnie Olsen (Keri); grandchildren
Karisa Al Salahi (Ari) and Ridge Loy; Carol Dumas, Rachel Bacheldor (Eli), Brown
Dumas, IV, Michael Olsen, and Matthew Olsen; and great-granddaughter, Emma
A Celebration of
Life Service was held at the Crystal River United Methodist Church on January 3,
Ceremony will be held at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery.
Condolences may be
sent to Ann at
10100 W Deepwoods
Drive, Crystal River, FL 34428-6440.
In lieu of
flowers, the family has requested donations in Carl’s memory be made to The
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd Street, 16th
Floor, New York, NY 10017, or to Crystal River United Methodist Church, 4801 N
Citrus Avenue, Crystal River, FL 34428.
Well done, Carl. Be thou at peace.
Thomas Hansen, age 81, of Crystal River, FL, passed away on December 29, 2019,
after a lengthy illness.
He was born on October 4, 1938, in New York City, to Hans Torkel and Anna
Lipnicky Hansen. Carl was preceded in death by his parents.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Ann Gray Olsen Hansen; children
Kristen Hansen (Johnnie Revis) and Eric Hansen, VA; Donna Olsen, Deborah Olsen
Dumas (Jack), and Earnie Olsen (Keri), FL; grandchildren Karisa Al Salahi (Ari)
and Ridge Loy, VA; Carol Dumas, Rachel Bacheldor (Eli), Brown Dumas, IV, Michael
Olsen, and Matthew Olsen, FL; great-granddaughter Emma Bacheldor, FL; sister
Ruth Chaffee (Bruce), MA; nephew Christopher Kinder, MO; niece Gretchen Kinder
(Alexis), CA; great-niece Sterling and great-nephews Maddox and Daschel, CA.
Carl graduated from Columbus High School in Georgia in 1956. He joined the U.S.
Army in 1956 and attended Military
Academy Preparatory School at Stewart Army Airfield. He received a B.S. in
Engineering from United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, in 1961 and a
B.S. in Operations Research/Systems Analysis from United States Naval
Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, in 1971. He earned an MBA from
in Richmond, VA, in 1986.
During his Army career, Carl was principal engineer from 1972-75 for experiments
including design, instrumentation, and computer analysis for Combat Developments
Experimentation Teams for the U.S. Army Combat Developments Command. From
1976-79 he trained management personnel in National Guard and Reserve
organizations in Arizona and California. From 1979-81 he served as Operations
Research Analyst in the Office of Space Systems for the Secretary of the Air
Force. Carl designed several custom computer applications including spacecraft
systems reliability models for use as management tools.
During his military service, Carl received many military awards and decorations
Medal with Oak Leaf
Cluster. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, Armor, U.S. Army in 1981.
Carl continued to use his skills in computer technology and leadership as a
civilian. From 1981-85 he was the Director of Operation for the Eastern Region
of Trident Data Systems, Springfield, VA. From 1987-88 he was a Contracts
Manager for the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council for the Federal Job
Training Partnership Act (JTPA) in Ocala, FL. He configured a microcomputer
system for the organization, including hardware and software, creating a network
to link the staff with contractors in Levy, Marion, Citrus, Sumter and Hernando
counties in Florida.
From 1988-92 he was a Florida Information Resources Network Technical Education
Consultant (FIRNTEC) for Florida's Community College System. He was an adjunct
instructor for Central Florida Community College (now CCF) and NOVA University,
teaching microcomputer, management, and business courses.
Carl served on the Citrus County School Board from 1996-2000 and was Chairman
from 1997-98. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Academy of
Environmental Science in Crystal River, FL, and a member of the Board of
Directors for the Citrus County Sheriff's Citizen's Academy Alumni Association.
He was an active member of many local civic and political organizations. He was
a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion, and Veterans of
Foreign Wars. He was a member of Crystal River United Methodist Church.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Crystal River United Methodist
Church on Friday, January 3rd with pastors Carol Roberts and David Rawls
presiding. Visitation with family will begin at 10 AM with services beginning at
An Interment Ceremony will be held at a later date at the Florida National
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The Fisher
Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd Street, 16th Floor,
NY, NY 10017, or to Crystal River United Methodist Church, 4801 N Citrus Ave,
Crystal River, FL 34428.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 1, 2020