On January 8, 2022 Alice Hanz reached her 94th birthday, one she was fond to note she shared with Elvis Presley. On January 10, 2022 she passed away surrounded by family.
Alice was born in 1928 to Joseph and Laura Scutkowski. She was raised in Wausau, Wisconsin where, in 1945, she graduated from Wausau High School and subsequently worked at Marathon Electric. Alice married Zigmond Hanz on July 24, 1948 and they shared their lives for the next 60 years.
When they married she began working for Hanz Trucking founded by Zigmond and his brother Lawrence. Over the years, Alice enjoyed being a part of the Wisconsin Roadbuilders Association with Ziggy and Hanz Contractors. Through their numerous trips to conventions she made many close friends.
As children arrived, Alice became a full time mom who loved and raised five boys. She encouraged extracurricular interest in sports and attended many wrestling matches, track meets, little league baseball, football and hockey games. Alice was always a Packer Fan, but in later years, she became a fan of the Brewers and the Bucks as well. She said watching her sons play sports for so many years kindled an interest in Wisconsin professional teams.
Additionally, she introduced her boys to golf. Alice was a passionate golfer and a longtime member of the Wausau Country Club, where she spent many years playing with the Tuesday Morning Ladies League. She was also a member of the Wausau Racket Club and Saint Therese Catholic Parish in Schofield.
Alice enjoyed cooking holiday meals for Ziggy, her boys, and their families. She had a knack for baking and everyone looked forward to eating her apple, coconut cream, and lemon meringue pies.
She is survived by her five sons Jeff (Mary) Hanz, Mesa AZ, John (Candy) Hanz, Wausau WI, Scott (Angela) Hanz, Middleton WI, David (Dee) Hanz, Wausau WI, and Charlie (Monica) Hanz, Wausau WI, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Zigmond, her mother and father, Joseph and Laura Scutkowski, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lawrence Sr. and Leokadia Hanz, four sisters and two brothers.
Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 113 W. Kort Street, Schofield WI. Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday until time of services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Therese Catholic Church in Schofield - 113 Kort Street Schofield WI 54476.