Monday, June 4, 2012

Henny T. Hansen

Mrs. Henny (nee: Thomsen) Hansen, 100, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Lincoln Village Convalescent Center.

Henny was born in Fredrickshaven, Denmark, on January 18, 1912, to the late Alfred F. and Laura P. (nee: Jensen) Thomsen. In 1915, at the age of 3, she immigrated with her parents to Racine where she lived most of her life. Henny also had lived in Pelican Lake for 17 years and Palmyra for five years. It was in Palmyra that she was united in marriage to Wilbur R. Hansen on July 8, 1938.

Henny had been employed by Kresge’s Dime Store for over 10 years. During World War II she was employed by the United States Post Office and then the Rhinelander Paper Company for over 10 years. She retired in 1960. Henny was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she had served as a former president of Unit 76 in Racine. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crochet and crafts.

Henny will be dearly missed by her nieces and nephews, Barbara L. Jensen, Mark (Karen) Thomsen, Ellen (Rev. David) Solevad, Janet (Tom) Weber, and Daniel (Diane) Thomsen; dear friend, Clifford Garski; as well as other dear friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur R. Hansen Sr.; step-son, Wilbur R. Hansen Jr.; her sister, Ella (Walter) Jensen; and two brothers, Jack P. Thomsen and Carl E. (Anna May) Thomsen.

Private services in honor of Henny will take place at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

“The family of Mrs. Hansen would like to thank the staff at both St. Monica’s Senior Citizens Home and Lincoln Village Convalescent Center for their kind and compassionate care.”

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

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