Neil D. Hansen, 69, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at his home in Zephyrhills, Florida. Cremation rites have been accorded and a graveside service will be held at a later date in Odell, Illinois. Neil was born on Christmas Eve, 1951, the son of Elton and Jeannine (Morse) Hansen. They preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Janice (John) Gall of Odell; brothers: Mark (Bambi) Hansen of Pflugerville, Texas; and Paul (Faith) Hansen of Missouri City, Texas; four nephews and a niece; many cousins, aunts and uncles. He attended the Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. Neil grew up in Odell, playing sports and riding his bike. He showed a talent for sales when he sold Christmas cards to the neighbors so he could buy a better bike. He graduated from Odell High School in 1970 and then Southern Illinois University. He served his country in the U.S. Army at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. After the service, Neil obtained his  CPA license and worked in the accounting field. While in Las Vegas, he started his own business, Downhill Bicycle Tours. A bus took riders up to an 8,000 foot elevation, and they cruised down 18 miles on the bikes, enjoying the beauty of the area. In Austin, he enjoyed biking around Lady Bird Lake, doing 20 miles daily. Camping and fishing with Mark were also favorite activities. Later in his career he worked in auto sales. Neil enjoyed living in a warm climate – Las Vegas, Houston, Austin and finally, Florida.

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