Obit: Hansen, Mildred Esther (1930 – 2009)
Surnames: Hansen, Datel, Marheine, Prahl, McKenzie, Schufletowski
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 22 Jan. 2009
Hansen, Mildred Esther (18 July 1930 – 21 Jan. 2009)
Mildred Esther (Datel) Hansen was taken home to her Savior's side in heaven Jan. 21, 2009.
Milly was born July 18, 1930, in Lugerville. She was the fourth daughter of Anton and Esther (Marheine) Datel. After a few years in Lugerville, Milly's family moved to rural Tripoli, where she grew up. After high school graduation in 1948 from Tripoli High, Milly joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served her country during the Korean War.
Milly was united in marriage to John William Hansen, and together, they made their first home in urban Minneapolis and then moved to Eau Claire in 1967. Milly and John were blessed with one son, Tony.
After spending years at home, Milly returned to the workforce and worked at District One Technical Institute for several years. Having served the student veterans at District One, Milly changed jobs and began working at the Eau Claire County Veterans Service Office as a secretary until her retirement in 1994. Since then, Milly has enjoyed growing in knowledge of her Savior Jesus, knowledge of history and enjoying her grandchildren.
Milly was preceded in death by her brother Anton, her mother and father, Esther and Anton Datel, her husband, John, and her sister Bette.
Milly is survived by her son, the Rev. Tony, and his wife, Cynthia, along with her dear grandchildren, Benjamin, Erik, Joshua, Katheryn, Nicholas and Samuel, all of Winona, Minn. She is further survived by her sisters Barbara (Derald) McKenzie of Rhinelander, Zona (Edwin) Schufletowski of rural Tripoli, and many nephews and nieces, and her very special friends.
Services to celebrate the Lord's grace and the glorious victory of eternal life for Milly will be held at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Herbert Prahl presiding. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home, Eau Claire, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Milly's mortal remains will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, Tomahawk.
In lieu of flowers, please consider giving a memorial in Milly's name to St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran School -- Library or to the WELS Mission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Friends and family may offer condolences online and www.fullerspeckien.com.
Fuller-Speckien-Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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