Obit: Hansen, Frances Mary #2 (1906 - 2007)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hansen, Zygutis, Gacy, Gray, Lempke, Wallace, Herron, Muller

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 2, 2008

Hansen, Frances Mary (August 1, 1906 - December 24, 2007)

Frances Mary Hansen died peacefully on December 24, 2007 at the Memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville. She was 101 years old.

Frances Mary Hansen was born on August 1, 1906, the daughter of Jacob and Florence Zygutis in Chicago, where she attended school. She married Leo Gacy in Chicago in 1924. He died in 1932. In September of 1947 she married Art Hansen. Together they started the Simple Apron Co. in Chicago. In 1963 they moved their business and factory to Willard, WI. When they retired in 1973 they moved to Neillsville. Frances enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Alma Gray, of Arizona; four grandchildren, Patricia (Steve) Lempke, of Illinois; Mark (Jodi) Gacy, Justin Gray and Joy Gray, all of Arizona; a step-grandson, Brian (Lisa) Hansen, of Illinois; four great-grandchildren, Dan and James Lempke and Matthew and Megan Gacy; and her special family, Karlene (Tom) Wallace, of Neillsville; Shane (Tammy) Herron; and Clay (Denise) Herron, of Appleton.

She was preceded in death by her mother in 1918 from a terrible flu and her father in 1962; her husbands, Leo Gacy in 1932 and Arthur Hansen in 1991; a son, Robert Gray in 2005; grandson, Mike in 2003 and a sister, Harriet in 1934.

A Funeral Service for Frances was held on Saturday, December 29 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. The Very Reverend Woodrow H. Pace officiated. Interment will be in the Town of Seif cemetery at a later date.

Shane Herron, Clay Herron, Tom Wallace and Jerry Muller served as casket bearers.

The Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville assisted the family with arrangements.



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