Lewis C. HansenJanuary 27, 1924 ~ March 19, 2017 (age 93)
Lewis C. Hansen, age 93, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, surrounded by family, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. He was born in McNab, IL on January 27, 1924 to the late John P. and Elsie D. (Rasmussen) Hansen. Lewis was a proud U.S. Army WWII veteran serving as Staff Sergeant with the AntiTank Co., 105 Infantry, 27th Division. On June 19, 1948, he was united in marriage to Alice M. Jensen. He was a retired semi truck driver and had worked for Dushek Trucking of Waupaca and Mercury Marine of Fond du Lac, where he was awarded for compiling two million accident-free miles. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and working with old cars and machinery. Lewis loved to spend time on the farm and was known for his fine carpentry work. He worked with the Boy Scout organization and was a long-time member of the Waupaca VFW Post 1037. Most importantly, he loved to care for his family.
Lewis is survived by the love of his life, Alice, a resident of MacArthur Hall at King; children: Mary E. Mathwig, Waupaca; Michael J. Hansen (Lorrie Krueger), Bozeman, MT; Holly M. (Daniel) Bacon, Amherst; and Heather C. (John) Schmit, Ecuador; grandchildren: Cariann (Rob Ramseier) Mathwig-Ramseier, Krista (Joseph) Kostuch, Paul (Stephanie Kroner) Hansen, Heidi (Paul) Smidansky, Stephen (Erin) Hansen, Joshua (Debora) Bacon, Mara (Michael) Syring, Sally (Scott) Aho, Stephanie Wheeler, Kristin (Michael) Harvey, Bethlehem VanEngen, and Jordan (Kailea) Schmit; 23 great-grandchildren with one on the way; as well as a sister, Phyllis Lewis of Nekoosa, other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Maple Crest Funeral Home, with Chaplain Wayne Schwanke officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Military honors will follow the celebration of life. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Park Vista and the Wisconsin Veterans Home.