John Donald Hansen
1927 – 2019
Hansen, John Donald (Oct. 12, 1927 – Oct. 8, 2019), choir director and football coach at Osseo High School for 41 years, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his beloved family. He is survived by wife Beverly; sons, Tim and Todd (Amy); daughter, Tarin; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters. Preceded in death by parents, Alice and Herman; and daughter-in-law, Deb. John’s enthusiasm and strength of character inspired and shaped thousands of lives on the field and in the classroom. His life lessons will live on forever.
During his tenure at Osseo High School, John’s football coaching win record at 259 games still stands as the most wins by a coach in Minnesota state history. John’s Osseo High School choirs were featured at many MMEA Mid-Winter Clinics. In addition, John was a devoted music contest adjudicator who inspired many music students and choirs at vocal music contests each year.