Obit: Hansen, Adeline H. (1918 - 2000)

Surnames: Hansen, Stelzl, Mellenthin, Gouze, Klein, Stapel, Stecker, Will, Brandt, Helgerson, Albert, Morrow

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Wood Co., Wis.) Mar. 2000

Hansen, Adeline H. (10 Dec. 1918 - 8 Mar. 2000)

Adeline H. Hansen, of 306 S. Chestnut Ave., was called home by her Heavenly Father on March 8, 2000, after 81 years of serving Him on earth. Adeline was born Dec. 10, 1918, in the town of Brighton, Marathon County, the daughter of Adolph and Ida (nee Mellenthin) Stelzl. She was baptized into the family of Christ on Jan. 5, 1919, and renewed those vows through the rite of confirmation on March 20, 1932, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. She attended Brighton and Spencer public schools, graduating in 1936 from Spencer High School. Following her graduation she was employed with the First Wisconsin National Bank of Milwaukee. She then worked for Dr. Gouze of the Marshfield Clinic until her marriage.

On Aug. 31, 1952, Adeline and Richard A. Hansen exchanged marriage vows in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Marshfield. They together with Richard's twin brother, Harlowe, owned and operated The Hansen Funeral Home of Marshfield.

Adeline was a faithful and active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church since her marriage, and involved in the Ladies Aid and Women's Guild. She served her community through participation in the American Legion Auxiliary, Women's Club and Garden Club.

Loved ones of Adeline include her three sisters, Isabelle (Gerhard) Klein of Spencer and their family; Gertrude Stapel of Marshfield; Arlene Stecker of Arpin and her family; as well as the children and grandchildren of her brother, Arnold Stelzl; and a sister-in-law, Joan (Neland) Will of Spencer. Adeline's life was also blessed with many gracious and caring friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents on Nov. 15, 1976; her husband, Richard, on April 7, 1977; and her brother, Arnold, on July 1, 1979. Assisting in the funeral arrangements is the Hansen Funeral Home at 200 W. Third St., where family and friends may gather from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

A service in celebration of Adeline's life and faith will be held at noon Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 604 S. Chestnut Ave., led by the Rev. Robert Brandt. Duane Helgerson will be the soloist and Jolene Albert, organist. Pallbearers will be Mark, Michael and Aaron Stelzl, Roger and Eric Morrow and Tim Stecker.

Her earthly body will be laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery immediately following the church service. The burial service will be conducted in the Vaughn/Hansen Chapel at the cemetery.



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