Randall Peder Hansen, 50, of Dover, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009.

Friends of the late Randall Peder Hansen, 50, of Dover, may call on the family at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at the Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, where a celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m.

Mr. Hansen died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009.

Born March 21, 1959, he was the son of Randall and Beverly Hansen of Downs Chapel.

Educated in the Smyrna School District and later at the University of Delaware and Portland State University, Mr. Hansen always set high ideals for his work and life.

He met his wife while in college; they were married in 1981 and were blessed with three beautiful daughters. He always considered Delaware his true home.

Mr. Hansen enjoyed his work as a water resources engineer with the Department of Natural Resources and most recently the Delaware Public Service Commission.

An avid runner and enthusiastic football fan, he enjoyed nature, sports of all kinds and reading.

He was a unique and dear man; a son, brother, husband, father, colleague and friend, he will missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hansen is survived by his wife of 28 years, Deb Hansen of Dover; three daughters and a son-in-law, Heather and Daniel of Wilmington, Bethany of Washington, D.C., and Dana of Parkersburg, W.Va.

He also is survived by his best friend and brother, Gregory of Smyrna; his nieces, Kirsten and Katrina; his nephew, Erik; a brother- and sister-in-law, John and Danette Davies and their children, Megan and Jake of Renton, Wash.; a sister-in-law, DeAnna Poling of Seattle, Wash.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral arrangements are by Torbert Funeral Chapels, Dover.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Hansen’s name may be made to the Downs Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Ginger Jones, 6703 Sudlersville Road, Marydel, MD 21649-1254; or to the Kent County SPCA, 32 Shelter Circle, Camden, DE 19934-2293.

Letters of condolence may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.