Shirley Lillian Ida Hansen, 90, of Wausau passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 9th, 2021 at Azura Memory Care of Wausau. She was born on November 9th, 1930 in Milwaukee to Herbert and Evelyn (Kornitz) Schattschneider.
She was married to Gordon Hansen on May 30th, 1953 claiming it was to shorten her last name. They were married for 68 wonderful years. Gordon says she was the best part of him.
Shirley is survived by her husband Gordon and her three children, daughters Donna Hansen, (Jeff Sturm), and Karen Frye, and a son, Scott Hansen (Tammy). She is also survived by seven grandchildren – Brook Sturm, Ali Rice, Andy Frye, Amy Frye, Jennifer Frye, Shanna Barton, and Shane Hansen as well as six great-grandchildren – Landon Johnson, Adalynn Frye, Caroline Frye, Anson Frye, Olivia Barton, and Ella Barton. She was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Schattschneider and a son-in-law, David Frye.
Shirley graduated from nursing college and worked in hospitals as well as in a clinic for private doctors. She was active in church, Girl Scouts, square dancing, and card club with friends. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, and loved time spent with family at the cottage, Hansen’s Hectic Haven.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., May 13th, 2021 at Brainard Wausau Funeral Home, 522 Adams Street, Wausau. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. the day of the service.
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