Obit: Hansen, Elaine F. #2 (1933 - 2019)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hansen, Frueh, Ohnemus, Ortner, Schlough, Dillenbeck, Johnson, Laskowski, Krusiec, Marvin, Walde, Arnstad, Hayden

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/24/2019

Hansen, Elaine Frances (25 June 1933 – 19 April 2019)

Elaine F. Hansen, age 85, of Greenwood, passed away at the House of the Dove, in Marshfield, on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Elaine Frances Ohnemus was born at home on the Taylor-Clark County line on June 25, 1933 to Aloysius E. and Mary T. (Frueh) Ohnemus. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Hixon Heights Country School, before graduating from Owen High School in 1951. After completing high school, Elaine worked at Thorp Finance until her marriage to Francis Earl Hansen on April 27, 1954 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen, after his discharge from the U.S. Army. They farmed in the Owen area until 1955 and then moved to Willard to take over her parent's farm. In 1965, Elaine started working at the Greenwood Pharmacy, and remained there until retiring in 1995. She then worked for the Green Thumb program at the Greenwood High School library.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and its PCCW, where she enjoyed helping at the bizarre and other church functions, was a member of the Greenwood American Legion Auxiliary, was an active member of the Friends of the Old School where she helped plan the class reunions for many years, and enjoyed her breakfasts and travels with her friends, "The Nifty 50's."

Elaine had many interests, but especially loved attending any extracurricular activities that her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were involved in, watching the Little League Baseball World Series, Packers, Badgers, Brewers and Bucks. She also enjoyed crocheting afghans for family and the church, reading, crossword puzzles and visits from her great grand-dog, Mo.

She will be dearly missed by 3 sons: David of Greenwood, Dennis (Tamara) of Eau Claire, Douglas (Tammy) of Willard; 2 daughters: Debra T. Ortner of Greenwood, Deidra (Kevin) Schlough of Withee; 11 grandchildren: Holly (Bob) Dillenbeck, Brian (Amy) Ortner, Erin Hansen (Rob Johnson), Matthew (Jessica) Hansen, Benjamin (Lindsey) Hansen, Theresa Ortner (Jake Laskowski), Jacob (Amanda) Hansen, Justin (Kristen) Hansen, Jason Hansen (Alex Krusiec), Stefanie Marvin and Marcus Marvin; 8 great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Aubrey, Logan, Bennett, Evangeline, Remington, Andrew and Vada; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis, on October 5, 1991; one daughter, Barbara, in 1954; daughter-in-law, Fern Hansen; 2 brothers: Mervin and Melvin Ohnemus; and 3 sisters: Evelyn (Lewis) Walde, Etha (Charles) Arnstad, and Ethel (Leonard) Hayden.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, in Willard. Rev. Leo Johnson will officiate, and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Elaine's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.



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