Passing Of James Hansel

Dear Alums,

I am sorry to share more sad news. Another alum, James Hansel, recently passed away on Sept 7th 2018.  He received his orthodontic certificate in 1970, and he practiced in Kitsap County for decades.  During the 1980’s, he became interested in woodcarving, specifically birds, and he became an accomplished artist. Jim’s obituary can be found at the link below.  We extend our deepest condolences to his family.



January 8, 1940 – September 7, 2018
This day for our family and friends is a very sad day.
Our Wonderful Jim has passed away.
Sadly, he leaves his wife of Fifty-Seven years.
She has great love and memories through her tears.
His daughter, Barbara, shares his love of children and art.
She teaches children for her part.
His son, Ken, is also in the world of care.
As a Pharmacist helped with Jim’s treatment anytime anywhere.
Our German boy, Chris who became a second son.
Was in our family a son and brother to everyone.
Grand Babies were Jim’s biggest and most fun joys.
Barb gave him Mike & Geoff, two great boys.
She also gave us a sweetie pie from Mike.
Her name is Callista, a little darling we all like.
Ken added his boys Bryan and Jake.
Also, a beautiful girl, Halie, who is great.
Chris contributed Ally, Collin and Nic.
Chris won’t see them grow up which makes us sick.
Jim was best known for placing braces.
Making beautiful smiles on beautiful faces.
His fabulous artistic talent was in carving birds.
All so beautiful there aren’t adequate words.
He loved hunting with his boys and all.
Anything outdoors especially in the fall.
He will be missed by family and friends he knows.
As memories of his Love, Caring, Teasing and Sarcasm grows.
Rest in Peace my Love.