Todd HansenPlease remember in your prayers Todd Hansen, who died Dec. 9. He was an adjunct professor in Computer and Information Sciences and the brother of Kris Wammer from the Chemistry Department.

Todd was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011. He had been teaching Web Management at St. Thomas since 2013 and was teaching this semester until entering the hospital with complications in mid-November.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer, 5440 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis. Visitation will take place from 3-6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, at Gill Brothers Funeral Home, 5801 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis.

View his CaringBridge.org page and read his obituary online.

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  1. Spitzer

    Mr. Hansen was truly an amazing man who I had the sincere pleasure to know during my tenure at St. Thomas. He exhibited traits of a seasoned professor; pinpoint organization of his curriculum and class, extensive knowledge and experience in his field, and mostly importantly compassion for his students. He never turned down a request for assistance whether it be from a struggling student or a proficient one such as myself, always doing whatever he could to make himself available. To his credit he outperformed many of the University’s full-time faculty on a multitude of levels.

    About one year ago I was a student finishing Mr. Hansen’s class, learning how to be a pragmatic developer of the modern web stack. About six months ago I graduated from this very special University. Today I type this tribute as a software engineer who uses the fundamentals, acquired in his class, on literally a daily basis.

    The world, and especially the tech community of Minnesota, lost a great man on December 9th. Though with every line of JavaScript, every daily standup, and every time ‘F12’ is pressed from within a browser his legacy lives on. He made the impact of a lifetime in spite of only living half of one.