Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lawrence J. Hansen

Lawrence J. Hansen, age 84, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Lawrence was born in Racine, December 29, 1927, son of the late Walter M. and Catherine G. (Nee:  Gizinski) Hansen.

Lawrence proudly served in the United States Army and was a member of  VFW Post 1391.  On February 19, 1955, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Alice M. Hansen, who preceded him in death on July 17, 2005.  Lawrence was employed for twenty-six years at Landaals Paint and Decorating and also by Douglas Hardware.  He was a longtime member of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church.  He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandpa who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his children, Tamara A. Hansen of Myrtle Beach, SC, Trina E. (Steve) Schonert of Racine, Greg L. (Gretchen) Hansen of Racine; his four grandchildren, Bianca Campos, Jenna (Mitch) Buenger, Alicia Schonert, Kaci Schonert; four great-grandchildren, Amaya, Jayeson, Nathan and Brooke; sisters, Ruth (Ray) Organ, Dorothy (Jim) Kober, Kathy (Bob) Teska; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Adeline Wenzel, Enzo (Del) Lucareli, Margaret Yocco, Debbie Yocco, Margie Hansen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Hansen; sisters, Margaret (Clark) Marsh, Lorraine (Bill) Kaisler; and brothers-in-law, Fred Yocco, and Larry Wenzel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 28, 2012, at 11 a.m.  at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 1903 Green St., with Rev. Steve Hansen officiating. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.  Memorials to St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or to RADD of Racine County (Recreational Activities For The Developmentally Disabled) have been suggested.

A special thank you to Dr. Durbin and his staff for their loving and compassionate care.

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