Martha Lynn Hanssen
1937 - 2020
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Martha Lynn Hanssen (nee Jones) of Arlington Heights, IL was born in Elmhurst, IL on May 23, 1937 and passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2020 at Northwest Community Hospital. She grew up in Park Ridge and was the beloved wife of Warren, her high school sweetheart. Martha and Warren would have celebrated 65 wonderful years of marriage on October 22nd. Her kindness and humor will be dearly missed by her children, Theresa (Lorenzo) Hernandez, Craig (Cheryl) Hanssen, Gwen (Richard) Janokjanc, and Catherine (James) Moritz. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, Bianca, Josh, Brittany, Michelle, Colton, Curtis, Liberty, Sara, and Zoe, and eight great grandchildren.

Aside from her family, one of Martha's greatest joys was the Hole-In-One she achieved on Hole 17 at Rolling Green Country Club where they have been members since 1979. Martha wore many hats over the years and was a tremendous help in the family businesses, which included Gallant Greetings and Viking Graphics. In her retirement Martha enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, golfing, lunching with friends, and enjoying life. Martha was never at a loss for words; she could encounter strangers in an elevator and all would emerge chatting and laughing when they arrived at their destination.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Ruth Jones, and her grandson, Josh, and all will now be joyfully reunited. She is survived by her sisters, Nancy Evans of Colorado, and Linda Hommer of Minnesota, her brother-in-law Bruce Hanssen, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Saturday, October 10th, 9:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W Central Rd, (at Northwest Highway) Mount Prospect, IL 60056. Face coverings required. Entombment All Saints Mausoleum, Des Plaines, IL. Family and friends are invited to join us for a covered outdoor luncheon at Rolling Green Country Club, 2525 E. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Martha's name may be made to Misericordia Home, 6300 North Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660.

Funeral information, 847-255-7800 or

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2020.
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October 17, 2020
With deepest sympathy as you remember
October 11, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Bill Kruse
October 9, 2020
I’m so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Hanssen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Angela (Glascock) Bulawski
October 9, 2020
I’m so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Hanssen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Angela (Glascock) Bulawski
October 8, 2020
I was very saddened to hear about Martha’s passing. She always welcoming made a point to sit and talk when I could attend family gatherings at Jim and Cathy’s. Such a wonderful lady will be greatly missed. May your joyful memories give you comfort in the coming times
Anita Glascock
October 8, 2020
I was sorry to hear (from Wayne Meuret) of Martha’s recent death. She was a fine lady and I feel privileged to have been a friend of hers.
Best regards,
Ed Grabill
October 8, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all the Hanssen Family.

Aunt Martha we loved you so very much.❤
Karen and Jon Alter
October 8, 2020
Martha enjoyed playing golf and I was interested in hearing about her day.
October 7, 2020
Our sympathy and special prayers for Martha and all her family and friends.
The Sisters and Residents of Misericordia
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