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Obituary for Marty Hansen

February 8, 1948 - September 1, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 69


Martin 'Marty' Landin Hansen, 69, of Austin, Texas was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 1, 2017. He was born to the late Finn and Rags Hansen of Glen Cove Long Island, New York on February 8, 1948. He was preceded in death by his parents. Marty is survived by his sister; Vidi Garner of Woodbridge, VA and her children, Ed, Vicki and Drew, their spouses, and families; his former wife of 32 years, Jan and their four children; Kristin Lauderback of Austin, TX; Mark Hansen and wife Paige of Austin, TX; Erik Hansen and wife Jenna of Magnolia, TX; Karl Hansen and wife Cristen of Magnolia, TX. He is also survived by 13 very precious grandchildren plus a special bonus grandchild: McKala, Kaden, Kylie, Tyler, Logan, Avery, Rylie, Cooper, Jake, Ryder, Addyson, Leah, Hunter, and Zay. Marty was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to all.

Marty loved playing baseball and football. His nickname in high school was 'Blue Cross Hansen'. He was quarterback, and starting pitcher on his baseball team. He had a love of sports (a NY Yankee fan, and was often told he looked like Mickey Mantle). He enjoyed playing tennis and golf, coaching on his kids sports teams, and watching his grandkids play any sport. His wealth of knowledge about life, history, politics, and all religious beliefs was admired by all who had the pleasure of learning from him!

Marty graduated from North Shore High School in 1966 in Long Island, NY. He was drafted by the Phillies, but chose to go to college. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where he played baseball; Marty then transferred to Pan American College in Edinburg, TX on a baseball scholarship, and graduated with a BBA in Latin American Business. Before graduating, he was recruited by Continental Oil Company, which took him to Houston, TX, and Lake Charles, LA. Marty's next opportunity took him to Enid OK, where he was the Director of Human Resources for the Champion Oil Company refinery. After attending night school, he received his MBA from Phillips University in Enid, OK. Marty was promoted and transferred to Corpus Christi, TX in 1979. Around 1981, the Port of Corpus Christi recruited him to become their Director of HR; however, he soon realized that it was not a personally challenging opportunity for him. In 1983, Marty and Jan took a leap of faith and purchased a Management Recruiters Inc. (MRI) franchise, and moved the family to Austin, TX. For 17 years they managed one of the most successful MRI franchises in the US. In 1997 MRI made an offer to purchase it, they accepted, and Marty was able to retire.

Marty courageously fought a treacherous battle with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) for over 10 years. His suffering on this Earth was more than anyone should endure. We find great comfort and peace knowing that God has released him of this burden, and called him home to reunite with his family and friends.

A memorial service honoring Marty, will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 6th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, (411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, TX 78734). In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to those affected by Hurricane Harvey through Mobile Loaves and Fishes, or any non-profit organization benefiting those affected by the hurricane. In Marty's honor, feel free to come dressed in your favorite golf attire (casual).

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