Kenneth Hansen

Position: 
Business Education Faculty

To: All Staff Members
From: J. W. Maucker, President
Date : December 5, 1968

Dr. Kenneth L. Hansen, Associate Professor in the Department of Business and Business Education, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 1968, at Sartori Hospital in Cedar Falls of leukemia.

Dr. Hansen was born in Callender, Iowa, in 1930. He received the B. A. degree from University of Northern Iowa in 1954, and the M. A. and Ed. D. degrees from Colorado State College, the latter in 1965. Prior to joining the staff at University of Northern Iowa in 1957, he taught at Waldorf Junior College, Forest City, Iowa.

Dr. Hansen was active in departmental and university committee work, and appeared often, locally and throughout the state, as a speaker at secretarial clinics, workshops, and meetings. He was a member of National Business Teachers Association, Iowa Business Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa, and American Association of University Professors.

The Nottger Funeral Home in Cedar Falls is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 1968, in the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, and burial will be in Roland Township Cemetery at Callender.

The flag will be flown at half-mast Saturday afternoon, and the Campanile bells will be played during the time of the funeral service in memory of Dr. Hansen.

It has been requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the University of Northern Iowa Foundation for the Kenneth L. Hansen Memorial. Contributions may be sent to the Office of Alumni Affairs or the Business and Business Education departmental office.


January 13, 1969

The Chair recognized Katherine Humphrey who read the following resolution:

Dr. Kenneth L. Hansen, Associate Professor in the Department of Business and Business Education, died of leukemia at Sartori Hospital Wednesday, December 4, 1968. He was born in 1930 at Callender, Iowa, where he attended both grade and high school.

Dr. Hansen took his undergraduate work in Iowa colleges. He attended Waldorf Junior College for two years and received an Associate of Arts degree. In 1950 he enrolled at the University of Northern Iowa. After one year he was inducted into the United States Army. Most of his time in the service was spent in Korea where he served under General Maxwell Taylor as stenographer for the Chief-of-Staff Headquarters Section, Eighth U. S. Army.

Upon completing his army service, Dr. Hansen returned to the University of Northern Iowa and finished the work for his bachelor's degree. His master's and Ed. D degrees were both obtained from Colorado State College at Greeley. The latter was awarded in 1965.

Dr. Hansen spent fifteen years of teaching in the Iowa schools. In 1954 he taught in the high school at Lakota. In 1955 he accepted a position as instructor at Waldorf Junior College and remained there until he accepted a position at the University of Northern Iowa in the fall of 1957.

Dr. Hansen was an active member of a number of professional and honorary organizations. He was a member of National Business Education Association, Iowa Business Education Association, American Association of University Professors, Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Pi Epsilon, and Pi Omega Pi. At the time of his death Dr. Hansen was serving as Executive Secretary to the Iowa Business Education Association.

His students and colleagues will remember Dr. Hansen with respect and affection. He was a dedicated teacher who set high standards for both himself and his students. As a teacher his special talent lay in his ability to inspire students to strive, with a remarkable willingness, to achieve the goals he asked them to set for themselves. As an advisor he gave unstintingly of his time in helping students with their problems and with their plans.

Dr. Hansen has served the public schools of Iowa well. He was in demand as a consultant and as a speaker for various professional organizations and workshops.

Although a promising career was cut short by his death, the heritage he has left to his students and to his colleagues will be long influential.

We suggest that these remarks be made a part of the minutes of the University Faculty Senate and that a copy be sent to his wife and to his father.

Mary E. Blanford
James Handorf
Katherine Humphrey
Gordon Timpany
Lloyd V. Douglas

Holmes moved that the resolution be adopted. Crawford seconded. Motion carried.


Kenneth Hansen, UNI Business Professor, Dies

Kenneth L. Hansen, 38, 1605 Cherry Lane, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at Sartori Memorial Hospital of leukemia. He was an associate professor of business education at the University of Northern Iowa.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Nazareth Lutheran: Church with the Reverend Homer Larsen officiating.

Burial will be 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Roland Township Cemetery at Callender with the Reverend. Marvin Witte officiating.

Friends may call at Nottger Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Thursday. A memorial fund has been established.

Prof. Hansen was born June 26, 1930, at Callender, son of George and Marietta (Smith) Hansen. He married Gloria Betty Alcock in Cedar Falls on December 26,1963.

He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church, Delta Pi Epsilon; American Association of University Professors, Phi Delta Kappa, National Business Education Association, Execufive Secretary of Iowa Business Education Association, and Office Executives.

: Survivors include his widow, father and stepmother of Callender; two daughters. Heide Hope and Robin Renee at home; three brothers: Ellis G. Hansen of Des Moines, John D. Hansen of Pocahantas, and Donald L. Hansen of 1709 Cherry Lane; and a sister, Mrs. Darwin D. (LaVon) Wing of Ft. Dodge.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

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