Walter V. Hansen Jr.

Commissaryman Second Class

"Jack of the Dust"

Hansen, Walter V., Jr., 63, of Land O� Lakes, Fla., passed away Friday, December 24, 2010. He was born in Brooklyn, NY September 1,1947. and moved to Fla. as an infant.

He was a United States Navy Veteran having served aboard USS Skgit during the Vietnam War.

Walter was a manager with GTE for 32 years and enjoyed fishing in the Gulf. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Norma; two sons, Walter and his wife, Sandee of Sarasota and Scott and his partner, Jeff of Tampa; brother, Richard and his wife, Becky; four sisters, Judy Wilson, Janice Reilly, Jeri DelValle and her husband, Robert and Joanne Wales and her husband, Jack; three grandchildren, Chiara, Giovanna and Dante.

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Loyless Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Committal service with military honors will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Sarasota National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.