July 4, 1879 (Elizabeth, NJ) – October 10, 1944; 65 years old
Married Doris Alvine Ebeling (1891-1981) on December 7, 1922
Two daughters; Grace (1918-2013), and Ruth E. (1924-2020).
Last local address: 7 Devon Avenue, Norwalk
Service number 1748722
Died at the U.S. Naval Hospital, St. Albans, on Long Island, NY after a long illness.

A veteran of both World War I and World War II.

Worked as a custodian at Broad River School in Norwalk.

From The Norwalk Hour June 10, 1942

Louis Hansen, Broad River School Janitor, is Honored By Students At Assembly

Louis Hansen of Ells Street, janitor of the Broad River School, returned to duty today with the U.S. Navy, with which he had previously seen 30 years of service. Hansen, who reported to the Naval Training Station at Noroton, served as Chief Water Tender aboard the USS Wyoming during World War I. He enlisted in the Navy in 1901 and served until 1931. Mrs. Hansen and their daughters, Grace and Ruth Hansen, will continue to reside on Ells Street. James Clark of Chapel Street is substituting as Broad River janitor pending action by the Board of Education. Yesterday, boys and girls at the Broad River School held their weekly assembly in Mr. Hansen’s honor, and when he arrived in the hall, they sang “He’s A Jolly Good Fellow.” As a token of appreciation of Mr. Hansen’s many kindnesses to them, the pupils had made up a purse of money for him, and the teachers presented him with a fitted, personal Navy kit. the best wishes of all of them go with Mr. Hansen.

From The Norwalk Hour, October 11, 1944

Louis Hansen of 7 Devon Avenue died last evening in the U.S. Naval Hospital, St. Albans, Long Island. He was 65 years old, a veteran of World War 1 and 2, and former custodian of the Broad River School. He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was a member of the Howard Bossa Post, VFW, of new Canaan, and of the Fleet Reserve Association USN. Mr. Hansen had returned to duty as a chief water tender with the Navy on June 10, 1942, after a previous service of 30 years. He reported at the Naval training Station, Noroton. After serving some months, he was taken ill and spent some time in a naval hospital. After his recovery he returned to inactive status and resumed his post as custodian of the Broad River School. Besides his wife, Mrs. Doris Eberling Hansen, surviving are two daughters, Miss Ruth E. Hansen, a student at State Teachers College, New Britain, and Mrs. James M. Burgess of Norwalk; a brother Hans Hansen of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gerlow of New York City, and Mrs. Henrietta Christensen of Denmark. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Raymond Funeral Home, 5 East Wall Street, Reverence Floyd E. George Jr. pastor of the Norwalk Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening at the funeral home. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Buried at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section 12, Plot 232B. Photo by webmaster.


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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