Julius Fredrick Hansen passed away on April 26, 2021 at the age of 74.  He was a resident of Cañon City, CO for 9 months and formerly a resident of Colorado Springs, CO for over 39 years.  He retired in 2019 after many years of running his own home painting and home inspection businesses.

Julius was born on January 5, 1947 to Julius F. Hansen and Dorothy L. (Fredholm) Hansen in Midlothian, IL.  He was married to Ruth A. (Stadter) Hansen for 53 years.

During his retirement he was able to enjoy his passions for family, travel, adventure, and being outdoors. His other interests included music, theater, and working around the house.  He served in the National Guard for the State of Illinois for 6 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth (Stadter) Hansen; 4 daughters:  Gwen (Ray) Hansen-Vigil of Centennial, CO; Cathy (Jeff) Watts of Colorado Springs, CO; Linda (Todd) Maccagnan of Aurora, CO; and Debbie (Jeff) Boals of Colorado Springs, CO; and 10 grandchildren: Tara, Sophie, and Caleb Vigil; Zach, Sara, and Nathan Watts; Tyler and Kyle Maccagnan; and Samantha and Taylor Boals. Julius is also survived by 1 sister, Bette Bruce of Chicago, IL, several brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Tommy.

A celebration of life will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the Shrine of Remembrance located at 1730 East Fountain Blvd. in Colorado Springs, CO.  If you are able to celebrate Julius, the family has requested bright colors be worn to the service.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parks Foundation at https://give.nationalparks.org or Care and Share of Southern Colorado at https://careandshare.org/donate.

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  1. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Julius. He was a man among men, an upbeat roll on down the road kinda guy that endeared himself to anyone in his presence. He brought good life to gatherings and I’m grateful for life shared with Julius.

  2. I always loved the passion Julius held for everything around him. He loved looking In to family history and truly made it come alive. It was always fun talking with him about it. Now you get to meet and enjoy all those people you talked about. But we will miss you.

  3. Jules was a great guy and friend. Jules was our family barber and neighbor in Midlothian for years, we moved to Colorado Springs in 1978 and shortly afterwards Ruth, Jules and girls followed.
    I remember waking up one morning to see our front yard decorated for Christmas, Jules had arrived and wanted to surprise us, Glen & I have numerous fond memories of our Friendship, our deepest sympathy go out to Ruth, Gwen, Linda and Debbie May your fond memories comfort you in the difficult days ahead.
    Love & Hugs
    Glen, Sandy, Jim, Vicki, David and their families

  4. We LOVED Julius! He had so many good stories. He loved life. We always enjoyed his company. We will really miss him tremendously.

  5. We are so lucky to have him as a neighbor. He was always kind and always came out to say hi. We will miss him. God bless and comfort his family.

  6. We met Julius and Ruth while RVing in Arizona. Although we only knew Julius for a couple of months, he and Ruth quickly became regulars at our site. We will miss his upbeat personality and many entertaining stories. We send our deepest condolences to Ruth and the rest of Julius’ family.

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