Diann Judy Hanson, 76, of Chetek, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Chetek.
She was born Nov. 24, 1942, in Barron County, Wis., the daughter of Theresa (Hanson) and Arthur Johnson. “Judy” as she was known to almost everyone, graduated from Chetek High School in May 1961. She then married the love of her life, Duane Hanson, Aug. 19, 1961, at New Scandinavia Church in Maple Grove Township, Barron County. Judy worked as a teacher’s aide at Roselawn Elementary for 36 years before retiring in 2007. She enjoyed bowling, camping, playing cards, dancing, watching the grandchildren in their sporting events and mostly spending time with family and friends.
Judy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Duane; two children, Shari (Rodney) Bowers, of Chetek, and Shelli Hanson, of Ladysmith; three grandchildren, Kirsten (Kevin VanCamp) Bowers, of Neenah, Joshua Bowers, of Chetek, and Reece (Amber Welsh) Vergin, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; siblings, Dona Neby, Carolyn Cizek, Leona Puppe, Robert (Deloris) Johnson and Betty (Rick) Rockow; brother-in-law, Gordon (Jona) Hanson; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Arlene Skjerly and Mildred Christenson.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at Chetek Lutheran Church with inurnment at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, Wis.
The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the final arrangements.