Former 44th Ward Alderman Bernie Hansen passed yesterday, July 18, 2021. Bernie, age 76 served as Alderman from 1983 until 2002. He oversaw transformational changes in our neighborhood and helped build the thriving community we share today.
Our deepest sympathies are with the Hansen family and Bernie’s large circle of close friends. His wisdom and humor will be missed but the 44th Ward family is strong thanks to his leadership. God bless you, Bernie.
”He was a mentor and career door-opener to many, including currently elected officials in the local, state, and federal levels. One of those now elected folks, my friend Kelly, put it best to me recently. “No one was ever more dedicated to the “servant” portion of our title public servant.” His day began well before sunrise, and ended well after sunset; and his home was an extension of the 44th Ward Service Office, as many calls were made from there before and after hours.
You should’ve seen him in his living room manning 2 different phones on August 8, 1988 after the rains came down and washed away the first ever night game at Wrigley Field. I got to see a little of that because my family had gone to the game and parked at his house. It was oddly intense and incredible watching him conduct the orchestra of a newly written song called the night game towing policy and making sure that Streets and Sanitation workers were taking care of business. Kid in a candy store kind of stuff, no joke. Mark Masaracchia posted on Facebook.
Tributes And Condolences
Tributes and condolences are being shared across social media timelines over the passing of Hansen. It is with a deep sense of loss that friends and families mourn their beloved one who has died unexpectedly.
It is in the spirit of this mourning that we extend our condolences to the family of Hansen and everyone affected by the passing.
Bernie Hansen Obituary
The family’s privacy must be observed at this difficult time. This publication is a piece of noteworthy information only and does not serve as an obituary announcement for Hansen. The obituary would be officially released by the family. Details of the deceased burials, funeral, and other related ceremonies would rightfully be published by the family of the deceased in their chosen online platform.
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