Elizabeth Buffington-Hanson died peacefully in her sleep at the too young of age 57. She was born October 19, 1964 in Wausau, WI and attended DC Everest School. From there she worked incredibly hard to become a supervisor at Fiskars before moving to Tomahawk, WI to work at Harley-Davidson and volunteer with many local charities where she made many lifelong friends and memories.
She was the kind of person you would meet and just never could forget. She had the ability to carry an entire room with her boisterous, loud and absolutely radiant personality. Her kindness radiated from her and will live on from within all the people whose lives she had touched. Kindness that gave her the strength and determination to be the caretaker for her parents and many siblings. A world without her presence around for those she loved will feel a little less bright, but her energetic life and light will carry on in all of us and help add the brightness back.
Beyond being an amazing person, she was an absolutely incredible mother, grandmother, friend and sister. She is survived by her children Joseph (Renee) Hanson and Amanda (Dustin) Schell. Her grandchildren (who meant nothing short of the world to her): Grace, Carter, Maverick, and Brody. She also lives on in the lives and spirits of her siblings Dan, Cindy (Rob), Tom and Steve (Brenda) and many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Breeze and Jerry.
Celebration of Life will be held at 7 PM Friday, April 1, 2022 at Brainard Funeral Home- Weston Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston with Pastor Greg Laska officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery at 10 AM on Saturday 2, 2022. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 PM on Friday.
“Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage. Not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness. Nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.” - unknown
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