Joyce Hansen

Hansen, Joyce E.

Joyce passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at her home in Arborwood Lodge, Wisconsin Rapids.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Leikness-Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held at the at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Joyce was born October 18, 1934, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, to Harley and Audrey (Bender) Ellis. Joyce graduated from Tri-County High School in 1953. She married Merl Hansen on June 26, 1953 in Plainfield, Wisconsin.

Joyce was a homemaker with many passions, including quilting, sewing, dancing, pie baking, puzzles, playing cards and bowling. She still enjoyed bowling in womens' league at age 77.

Joyce will be sadly missed by her children, Ken (Jean) Hansen, Brenda (Dennis) Gerard, Keith (Janet) Hansen, all of Wisconsin Rapids; Kevin (Penny) Hansen, Lenexa, Kansas; Barb (Wayne) Challoner, Copper Center, Alaska; and son-in-law Kevin Garrigan, Nekoosa; grandchildren, Ciji, Cody, Adam, Tim, Nathan, Matt, Emma, Keagan and Kelsey; great-grandchildren, Little Timmy and Oakley; siblings, Pearl McLaughlin, Charlotte (Russell) Marshall, and Bob Ellis; in-laws, Jenny Hansen, Jerry (Virginia) Hansen, Larry Hansen and Wayne Kramer. Joyce's positive attitude and kindness will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Bonnie Garrigan; four sisters, Irma, Raeburn, Gladys and Alice; four brothers, Arlin, Donald, Wayne, and Milton.

The Hansen family would like to thank Joyce's many caregivers, especially the staff at Arborwood Assisted Living for all of their kind help and support.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 29, 2013