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Major Ralph William Hansen, age 75

Major Ralph William Hansen, age 75, of Romance, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 23, 1947 to the late Hans Engleman Hansen and Hjodis Paulson.

Ralph was an avid motorcyclist for 40 years. He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), the ABATE of Arkansas, the United Sidecar Association, American Legion, and the Goldwing Riders Association for many years. Ralph enjoyed playing and teaching guitar and being a Ham Radio Operator. He was a United States Veteran and served in the Air Force for 4 years and the Reserve for 2 years. He was also a Patriot Guard Member and was an officer in The Salvation Army for 33 years.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Hjodis Hansen.

He leaves behind his loving wife Donna F. Hansen; sons William C. Hansen, George E. Hansen, and Paul M. Hansen; and 13 grandchildren.

A family-hosted celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made out to the Salvation Army in North Little Rock or the CMA Run for the Sun.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Mable Olson Posted December 14, 2022 11:34 PM

    I am sorry about your lost. Ralph was a good christain man.

  • Paul Contursi Posted December 15, 2022 8:55 AM

    I was heartbroken to learn of Ralph’s passing. He was a good friend and neighbor on 61st Street in Brooklyn for years. The world will be less fun and less kind without him.

  • Danny Clark Posted December 15, 2022 7:28 PM

    Ralph, I will miss you, but I am so glad you went home to be with our Lord and savior.

  • Joseph Cross Posted December 15, 2022 9:32 PM

    He will be sorely missed. He made such a tremendous impact on so many people with his sense of humor and absolute love for the Lord. I rejoice for his meeting with our Savior face to face, but Heaven’s gain is our tremendous loss.

  • Liz Trumpolt Posted December 19, 2022 8:45 AM

    Donna, William, George & Paul,
    Ralph was one of the kindest people I have known. He was one of the greatest people to work for. He had a heart of gold and would try to help everyone and anyone who came walking into the Fitchburg Salvation Army looking for help. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. May it comfort you to know that he is at peace and with the Lord. May you keep all the wonderful memories you have of him forever in your heart.

    Deepest Sympathies: Liz, Rick & Alex Trumpolt

  • The Irish Squarehead Posted January 2, 2023 3:23 PM

    Ralph was my friend
    He lived his life simply trying to do the right thing
    He touched your soul without you even knowing it
    And probably saved a few along the way
    Not to say he was extraordinary … He was ordinary with a little extra
    He is simply a good guy from Brooklyn
    And I will miss him

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