Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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James Brian Hansen

James Brian Hansen, 74, passed away at home April 7, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was a casualty of Agent hansenOrange from Vietnam and never gave up his fight.

Jim was born May 25, 1943, in Chicago to Julia Selders and John Hansen. He married Sharon Kay Cobble on February 26, 1965 in Urbana.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, and his children Dr. Julia (Jason) Hart, Katrina Harrison, and Stephen Lee (Tonya) Hansen. He will be missed dearly by his grandchildren Riley Hansen, Jarai Carter, Sierra Hansen, Miranda (Tiffany) Harrison, Ryan Harrison, Beau and Sloan Hansen and his many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by one brother, John (Judy) Hansen of Ash Fork, AZ and his cousin MIchael Hatch of Pensacola, FL.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

Jim graduated from McHenry High School in 1961,served in the Marine Corp from 1962-1968, and was a police officer in Woodstock, IL before starting Hansen Construction.

Visitation is Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Champaign, IL.

Condolences to the family may be offered online at www.heathandvaughn.com.



My deepest, thoughts and prayers to Jim’s wife Sharon and the entire Hansen Family. I met Jim back in the mid seventies at the Round Barn True Value in Champaign Ill. Over the years we would cross paths in the construction industry and I always enjoy our brief conversations. It wasn’t until eighteen years back that we would cross paths again to come to meet every morning at the north Neil St Champaign, Ill. McDonalds for breakfast every morning and then both of us were off to our daily business. Over these eighteen years we discussed just about every topic known to mankind. Our group was a very large group in the beginning but in just the few past years it as dwindle to just a few of us, and now one less it at the table. I can tell you that Jim always spoke very highly of all of you his family. He was so proud of what all of you were doing with your lives. Especially his grandchildren. You could see the sparkle in his eyes to see the little ones running and playing. He also had that same sparkle in his eyes when he mention the accomplishments of all of his children working hard and striving to better themselves. I will truly miss my friend as it sinks in every morning not seeing Jim’s face across the table at breakfast. I Thank God and our Lord Jesus for the time we had as Friends. I am saddened that all we had spoken about doing when I finally got to retire from work will now never happen and wished we would of made those plans and went through with them.     

Sincerely, Ken “ Pete”


Julia Hart and Family,

Please accept our condolences for the loss of your father.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  May your family find solace in the company of your loved ones and may he rest in peace. 


Alex Pacheco


So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim, he was a fellow police officer with the city of Woodstock police department, he was a well respected member of the department. May he now rest in piece now all his health issue are over. He will always be in the heart of his family.

The Larry Macheroux family.