James Alan Hansen passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021, in Kalamazoo. He was born March 16, 1931, in Grand Rapids, MI a son of Henry R. and Julia (Young) Hansen. James graduated from Union High School. He enlisted into the US Air Force in 1951 and served four years before being honorably discharged as a S/Sgt. He continued to serve for 35 years in the VFW where he was a Past Post and District Commander. James was a Little League Baseball coach and enjoyed 25 years as a Boy Scout leader. He also served as Past President of the NE Grand Rapids Lions Club. He worked for Michigan Bell Telephone company for 38 years before retiring. James was a faithful member of Haven Reformed Church.
James was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Hansen; second wife, Norma Hansen; parents; and a brother, Terry Hansen. He is survived by his wife, Donna (Bauer) Hansen; sons, Larry (Patty) Hansen, Jeffery (June) Hansen, and Timothy Hansen; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; brother, David (Eneida) Hansen; sister-in-law, Linda Hansen; and several nieces and nephews.
James was laid to rest in Rosedale Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held 11am, Saturday, December 11, 2021, in Haven Reformed Church, 5350 N. Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004. The family will receive guests at the church beginning at 10am and during a light reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Grand Rapids Lion's Club, Wayland VFW Post 7581, or Haven Reformed Church. Arrangements entrusted to Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 622 S. Burdick St, Kalamazoo MI 49007. To view James's personalized web page, please visit https://www.langelands.com
Grand Rapids Lions Club
258 Morris Avenue, SE, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Wayland VFW Post 7581
735 S Main Street, Wayland MI 49348
Haven Reformed Church
5350 North Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo MI 49004