Ben is predeceased by his parents, Robert Hansen and Rosemary (DeSalvo) Hansen; his brother, David Hansen; and her grandparents, Meredith and Gladys Hansen and Samuel and Rose DeSalvo. Ben is survived by his partner of over six years, Michell Sass; sister, Laurie (Wesley) Jennings; niece, Elizabeth (Theran) Steindl; and nephew, Jon Jennings; Brooke, Alexis and Tyler Gille of whom Ben was a father figure; and many close and long-time friends.
The family would like to thank Ben’s colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Facilities, Planning, and Management, who generously donated their time off to help Ben cover expenses, including health insurance costs. during his hospitalization.
Funeral services and a celebration of Ben’s life will take place at a later date when weather conditions allow an outdoor location and a group gathering to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Thanks for understanding. Online condolences and all photos of Ben can be sent to the family at www.albrechtfuneralhomes.com Albrecht Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Milton, are helping the family make the necessary arrangements.
Published by The Gazette from January 10 to 11, 2022.