James D. Hansel Jr.

January 2, 1963September 6, 2021

The family of James David Hansel Jr of Duncannon, PA is saddened to announce his passing with his family by his side on September 6, 2021 at the age of 58.

Jim was born January 2, 1963 to parents James D. Hansel Sr and Naomi Loar Hansel of Mechanicsburg, PA. He will be greatly missed by his wife LeeAnn of 28 years. He is survived by his brother, Kevin (Wanda) Hansel, and sister, Renee Kline. He loved his sons, James David Hansel III, Christian (Erica) M. Hansel, Daniel R. Hansel, and DaKota “Huggy” (Amy) Hansel, and his stepson Mark Dylan Askew. He is also survived by the apples of his eye, his grandchildren Melanie, Noah, and Naomi, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim also loved his fur babies, Lexi, Leo, and Brutus. He was preceeded in death by his stepdaughter, Mandi Rae Askew.

Jimmy graduated from Bible Baptist School in 1982.

He started his love for baking at Schenk’s Bakery, he then opened a bakery in Florida for a few years before moving back and starting a new career working with his uncle, John R Hansel at Dominion Masonry in VA, which led to his construction trade which is what now is Hansel Construction that Jim helped Huggy get open again and helped with his last year afterJim received his kidney last June and was ready to do this with Dakota. He was so happy and it gave Jim pleasure and purpose.

Jim loved hunting, fishing, muscle cars (he did acquire a Mustang right after his transplant and it gave him great joy), but most of all he loved spending time with his family… Baking with his granddaughter Melanie, helping his boys with construction, calling his dad, telling stories, and big family dinners. Jim loved life. He treasured it. He fought for it. He knew Jesus and he continually thanked him for the days he was given. He will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021 typicle Jim sytle at his home: 105 Paradise Rd, Duncannon, PA 17020. Visitation will be from 1 PM to 3 PM with services at 3:00 PM. Please bring lawn chairs!


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


James D. Hansel Jr.

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Carol GeilingLuther

September 18, 2021

When Jim and LeeAnn first got there house we would do an annual garden with them. At the end of the season we would have a Harvest Party. The first party I remember waking up in the morning and Jim and I looking out over the yard at all the cups that were laying everywhere. We looked at each other and said we need more trash cans!!!! Makes me laugh when I think of it!

Terri Von Nieda Doutrich

September 12, 2021

I've known Jim for over 30 years. He was a good man. I never got to see him much as we lived our own lives. He loved his family. They will carry on his legacy. God Bless you, Jim.