Charles (Chuck) Frandsen Hanks, 82, of Nashua, NH, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at his home. Charles was born May 10, 1939, in Denver, Colorado. He spent his youth at St. John’s Military School for Boys in Salina, Kansas, where he graduated third in his class as First Lieutenant. He did many odd jobs before finding his way into the Air Force, ranking as Airman First Class. At the end of 1966, while working for the Colorado Highway Department as a land surveyor, he met his lovely wife, Janice (Thorp) Hanks. After a short whirlwind romance, they were married on February 18, 1967. He was a graduate of Northeastern University, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He took 9 years to complete his degree as he diligently worked for Raytheon and then Digital as a Software Engineer, all while raising a young family. His profession took him to many different cities across the country, as he was always willing to work on new and upcoming projects to fully support his family. In his retirement, he was a prolific artist, painting and drawing landscapes and beautiful scenes from Colorado.
By far, Charles’ greatest joy and legacy is his caring, loving family. As an only child with a tumultuous upbringing, his dream was to create a stable, beautiful family full of love. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jan, and his 6 children: daughter Nancy and her husband Douglas; son Andrew and his wife Krista; daughter Jennifer and her husband Kendall; son Gregory and his wife Bobbie Jo; son Thomas and his wife Jennifer; and daughter Patricia and her husband Karl. His 15 grandchildren will fondly remember his descriptive stories and love of airplanes. He is also survived by his three cousins who consider him a brother, Sandra, Jeralyn, and Robert.
SERVICES: A memorial service will be held on July 23, 2022, at 11am at First Church of Nashua, 1 Concord St., Nashua. Friends and family are invited to attend. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution may do so at, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or visit them online at www.danafarber.jimmyfund.org in honor of his granddaughter Emily, who is currently battling lymphoma. The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St, Nashua, NH 03064, has been placed in charge of arrangements. (603)883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”