Life Story / Obituary
CRAIG ALLEN HANSEN
July 30, 1951 – February 25, 2023
Surrounded by his family, Craig Allen Hansen, age 71, passed away February 25, 2023, at his residence after a brief battle with cancer. Craig was born in Racine, July 30, 1951, son of the late Maurice and Georgelean (Nee: Bell) Hansen.
Craig was a graduate of Washington Park High School, “Class of 1969”. He was employed by Ridgeway, last known as LGL Global for 47 years until his retirement. On September 14, 2019. Craig was united in marriage to Lynn Ruetz. In his earlier years he enjoyed bowling and softball. He was an avid Badger, Brewer, and Cubs fan.
He was loved dearly and will be sadly missed by his wife, Lynn; stepsons, Justin (Michelle) Brinkmann and their children, Joshua (Katie) Brinkmann, Acacia Brinkmann, Anthony Brinkmann, and Alexander Brinkmann; Erik Baker and his children, Dakota Baker and Evan Baker; great granddaughters, Ellie and Willow Brinkmann; sister, Maureen Hardy; step mom, Joyce Ruetz-King; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Tammy (Blaine) Booth, Debbie Smith and Dolores Avila; special cousin Lori (Sarah) Dehart; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Beatrica Marion, his in-laws, Ralph Ruetz and Judy Ruetz.
A celebration of Craigs life will be held at a later date and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family have been suggested.
A very special thank you to the staffs at Ascension All Saints Hospital and Compassus Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.