- 84 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 11, 1928
- Place of birth:
Los Angeles, California, United States
- Date of passing: Aug 16, 2012
- Place of passing:
Mesa, Arizona, United States
|Please join us for a celebration of Bob's wonderful life: Saturday, September 15, 2012, Tiny's Restaurant, 600 Arizona Hwy. 260, Payson, AZ 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Rooms have been reserved at The Majestic Mountain Inn (928-474-0185) under Aggie Hansen.|
This memorial website was created in the memory our beloved Bob. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Banner Alzheimer Foundation
2025 N. Third Street, Suite 250, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hospice of the Valley Arbor Home
6063 E. Arbor Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206
"This tribute was supplied by Corky Matthews, Bob's Merchant Marine buddy. A tribute for a seaman
CROSSING THE BAR
Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep, too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep turn again home.
Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell, when I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place the flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face when I have crost the bar.
From the heart of Corky Matthews"
"A couple days ago Lars said to me "You know what I would like to do tonight? I would like to invite my Dad over for a BBQ". We miss him so much and can't believe he has been gone for four years now. While our hearts still ache, we are comforted by wonderful memories and the knowledge that he is watching over us from heaven. We love you!"
"August 16, 2016
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the day my beloved Bob left us.
This is supposed to get easier, I'm told, but it isn't. Life goes on in our wonderful family, but not the same without him. Love you and miss you, dear one. Ag"
"Happy Father's Day in heaven Dad! I miss you so much and am thinking about your laughter and your smile today. I love you!"
"Happy Birthday Dad! Missing your smile today."
"Today Bob would have celebrated 88 earthly years, but he will live forever in our memories and hearts. Happy Birthday, Bob! Wish you were here so I could celebrate with you. All my love, Ag"
"Today would be our 49th wedding anniversary! Still resent that we wouldn't be able to celebrate 50 together next year. But the 46 years we did have were wonderful and for that I am so grateful. Wouldn't trade them for anything!! Thanks for the memories, Ag"
"Today marks three years since our wonderful Bob, husband, father and grandfather left us. We miss him just as much as ever and still find it hard to believe he's not with us anymore. But the thousands of great memories will stay with us forever. You truly left your mark in the world, dear one. Love, Ag and the entire clan"
I happened upon this notice of Bob's death by accident and am saddened to learn of his passing. I knew him during my time at Motorola from1985 thru 1994. Both you and he were really great to me and I've always appreciated it. Best wishes to you and the family. You are all Bob's living legacy."
"How blessed you were to have Bob in your life, and how blessed he was to have wooed and won you."
"April 11, 2015 -
Happy Birthday, Bob! Your 87th! Frank Sinatra is still singing "My Way" each time we open your website. It is so very appropriate since you truly did things your way and I loved you for that..no pretense, always the real you. And I miss that "you" so very much. I am so grateful for all the years we had together."
"Nov. 24, 2014 - Have something to share today. On Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 our extended family was increased with the adoption of three wonderful children by our daughter Larissa and her husband Mike Dvorak. They are Alex, age 10, Truy, age 8, and Veronica, age 6. They are adorable! The Hansen and Dvorak families were well represented for the occasion in Phoenix. We trust you were there as well. You'd love them, Papa, and they would adore you!!! The kids couldn't have hand picked more fantastic parents!"
"Today (Sept. 2, 2014) marks our 48th wedding anniversary. As usual I have looked at our wedding album and our 30th anniversary video where I can hear your voice. How glad I am that we have those! What treasures. It's two years since we've seen you and we miss you so very much, dear Bob. We thank God for putting you in our lives. Luv, Ag"
"Happy 86th Birthday, Bob! What a day it's been! Baked an angel food cake in your honor. Heard from kids and grandkids today who remembered, and shed more than a few tears during the day. Tonight I looked at the photo albums and your 80th birthday album and remembered many happy times and smiled a lot. Thanks for the memories. Miss you too much. Love, Ag"
"Today marks our 47th wedding anniversary. We really looked to celebrating 50, so we got short changed, didn't we? But all the years we did celebrate were truly wonderful! Today I looked through our wedding album at the wedding pictures and those from our storybook honeymoon in Greece and heard your voice from our 30th anniv. video. What a genuine treat! Miss you more than ever. Lv, Ag"
"Yesterday marked the one year anniversary since Bob left us for his heavenly home. It's been a very long, lonely year in many respects and he is missed so very much! Life is certainly very different without him and his cheerful, caring presence and beautiful smile. Keep watch over us all until we are with you again. All my love, Ag"
"Happy Birthday, Bob!!! 85 years!!! I knew you for 50 of those and wish it had been more. I thank God for them and wouldn't have traded a single one for anything else. You were the biggest bonus of "the trip across the pond." And beyond that our absolutely wonderful family was your greatest gift to me. I see you in all of them and am so grateful for the reminders of you. Thnx, Ag"
"Today is the day that we have always celebrated the gift of my dad to this world. This is not an easy day for our family but I hope that we can find the grace make this day a time to celebrate the gift that my dad has now received - new life in heaven with our Eternal Father! I miss you Dad but I know that you are very, very happy!"
"Happy Birthday. It's got to be Great where you are. Nadine"
"Bob, you are celebrating your 83rd birthday in heaven; in the presence of God where there is fullness of joy!. You are looking down upon Aggie with love as she lovingly remembers you on your special day.
Happy Birthday, Bob!"
"Today marks seven months since Bob left us. I could never have imagined how difficult it would be without him or that the loss is harder to deal with, not easier as time goes by. There is a huge gaping hole in the lives of all of the family. We miss more than just that marvelous smile that made everyone else smile and laugh. Oh, how we miss him!"
"Uncle Bob, you will be greatly missed. Although we didn't spend much time together through the years; I always felt so close to you, Aunt Aggie and my cousins when we were together. I think I can hear you and my dad laughing like you guys always did when you were together. Rest in peace Uncle you deserve it!"
"Bob and I spent great times together in the Air Force both in Wiesbaden, Germany and Colorado Springs. Our memories always can be remembered by his great laugh and sometimes good natured jokes. Bob was a quick witted person that everyone knew had a quick mind and always shared pleasant thoughts. I am sure Bob is smiling now counting all the blessings that have been bestowed on him. Tom"
"I only knew Bob for a short time, however I feel blessed for that time and only wish I could have gotten to know him better, cause I think he was a pretty neat guy! He seemed like a very loving husband to Aggie so I know he will surely be missed by all who knew him."
"Bob was a good husband, father and friend. He was a good man and will be missed."
"Bob was a wonderful neighbor to me many years ago, fellow camper with his family and my family, and a humorous friend. Bob had a great sense of humor which always made my visits with him relaxing and full of laughs. He was a great example of what a husband and father should be: faithful, dedicated, loving, and kind. He is enjoying heaven; a better place."
"Bob always had a smile for me and for everyone whenever or wherever we ran into each other. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him and his lovely wife. My most sincere condolences to Aggie and all the family."
"You were my greatest friend for 30 years and we shared many hilarious times together. Bob was a great humorist but there was a serious side to Bob that allowed us to confide in & advise each other on just about anything. Bobby I love you my friend and hope to reunite with you on the other side one day. I will miss you more than you will ever know."
"The biggest smile and brightest light has just passed by us. How fortunate we have all been with uncle Bob in our lives, all the smiles and great times will forever be in my memories."
"I met Aggie first and was so impressed with her caring and upbeat personality. Then I met Bob and I knew it was a 'couple thing'. Bob always had a smile and twinkle in his eyes even though he had known me for just a short time. My husband was taken by Bob's concern for Aggie if he should lose his battle and leave her to face life alone. His devotion to Aggie will always be remembered."
"Bob, you will be missed. Your smile, hugs & love of people made everyone around you feel special. You had a way of making people enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Although the time was short, I'm glad we were fortunate enough to meet you & your lovely wife, Aggie. We will treasure the memories of our time spent with you both."
"Oh Uncle Bob, how I adored you. Go be with my daddy now and you guys have a million laughs like you would do when you were together. Some of my favorite memories we visiting you and the family in AZ. I will forever remember your 80th birthday party. YOur charm and humor were never lost. You will missed terribly and loved for always!!!"
"Bob - No words can express what a privilege and joy it is to have the opportunity to know you. You and Aggie always welcomed me with open arms. Your joy, your spirit during my last couple of visits was a blessing...I'll miss your laugh! Thank you for your legacy - no doubt it carries on through Lars and the incredible man, husband & father he is. Much love to you all!"
"We will miss you, Bob!! Thank you for taking such good care of Lisa over the years, we know you treated her like your daughter! You did a great job with raising your kids, they are wonderful and loving, kind just like their dad.God"s blessing upon you and your family! Lon & Jan"
"Uncle Bob was truly the prize we all want in the cracker jack box. Just being around him was uplifting. Dave & I are so glad we got to come out and spend time with you two. A funny, loving fantastic husband will be so missed. Ok, truthfully I didnt think he was the best driver so he probably doesn't have a chariot in heaven but he could be directing traffic!!!! Love and miss ya uncle bob."
"As a new guy from Ohio in town (Payson) 12 years ago it was a lucky day meeting the Hansens at our monthly Merchant Marine veterans meeting in PHX. I will forever value the friendship that quickly developed and all the activities we shared together. This mariner, my friend has now crossed the bar."
"Bob, you were the the best brother in law a gal could have, even after all said and done you were still there for me with out any criticism. The many fun times we had. The great visits with Aggie and kids. All great memories that I will never let go. Until we meet again. Love,Mary"
"Bob was a true patriot and loved to meet annually with his USAF rescue boat buddies that he served witth in Korea. Bob was a giver voluunteering his time with the Honor Guard and the hospital here in Payson. He never complained and had a great peersonality. I will miss him dearly, People in HEAVEN are lucky to have such a wonderful peson. Goodbye my friend."
"Lars and Lisa, What a GREAT man in your life. He will be dearly missed but NEVER forgotten. Keep his memories close to your heart always.
Love you both"
"I remembered Bob as always being a fun-loving man who really enjoyed life. His love for family was very evident in his conversations. It was a privilege to know him and I will also miss him. Thanks to the family for setting up this memorial tribute. Sending love and hugs to all!"
"Bob, you were a very special guy. I'm glad to have known you and send my sincerest condolences to Aggie and all of your family."
"Bob, thank you for welcoming me into the family with open arms and for loving me as if I were your own daughter, not just daughter-in-law. I will treasure the memories of our walks, our talks and those last few days in the hospital when you were so funny, so loving and seemed like your "old self" again. It brings me comfort to know that all your days are good days now. Love you!"
"Lars, your dad was a wonderful man, very accepting, very kind. Thank you for introducing him to us, we are blessed to have met him. Although he will be missed by those of us here, he is looking down on us and watching us celebrate him. You have touched the lives of many, Bob and you will be missed. God Bless! Love, The Wilke Family"
"Bob, I was so blessed to know you and, when there are tears for missing you, i will stand over the garden I planted in your memory. Today when I think of you I just smile. Your a "good fella" and I love you."
"In the 17 years I've known Bob, he was never anything but a delight. Even when he no longer remembered my name, he would give me a big hug when he saw me, and there was always that twinkle in his eye.
I feel fortunate to have known him."
"My dad was adorable and funny and sweet! Everyone loved him and there is no question why. I miss my dad very much......but I will see him again in Heaven where he will be able to talk to us all again. And talk and talk and talk!"
"My dad was the kindest, happiest person I've ever known. He is loved by everyone who knew him. He understood me and loved me so much. I am so blessed to have had him as my father and I will be forever thankful. You will always be in my heart dad."
"Bob was a great guy.I learned quickly he was pretty laid back & not ever to make him mad.i did this only once or twice.It took a lot to set him off..but when he went off, watch out! We did some pretty quirky, funny things working together at Motorola.I still laugh about a lot of 'em and remember him as being one of the funniest people i have ever known & I miss ya, Hansen! Pop"