Derek J. Hansen, 34, Theresa

THERESA, NY —  Derek J. Hansen, 34, of Pink Schoolhouse Rd., passed away, Thursday, April 29, 2021, at University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY.

Born Aug. 20, 1986, in Watertown, NY, he was a son of Richard V. and Christine A. Files Hansen, he was a 2004 graduate of Indian River Central School and attended Paul Smith’s College.

Derek worked for Felice Moving & Storage, Watertown, NY, as a Move Coordinator since June of 2005.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, socializing, 4-wheeling, being outdoors, working on the land where he and Katie were going to build a house and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his fiancée, Kathryn J. “Katie” Clark; his mother, Chris Warren and step-Dad, Wes, Evans Mills, NY; his father, Richard “Rick” Hansen and wife, Cheryl, Pittsford, NY; maternal grandfather, Ron Files, Great Bend, NY; grandmother, Peggy Warren, Lufkin, TX; parents-in-law, Sam and Jayne Clark, Theresa, NY; three siblings, Justin Hansen, Evans Mills, NY, Jenalyn Savage and companion, Casey Brown, Tupper Lake, NY, Hunter Hansen and companion, Dovea Sibley, Theresa, NY; brother-in-law, Robert Clark and fiancée, Ryley Strouse, Theresa, NY; three nieces, Aubreigh, Everleigh and Ethel; a nephew, Emmett; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

His maternal grandmother, Charlene Files and his paternal grandparents, Carole and Gerry Shaff, all passed away previously.

Casual attire is requested for calling hours 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021, at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.

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