Patricia E. Hanson, 85, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Appleton Medical Center. Patricia was born on August 31, 1927 to William Augustine and Marie (Bednorz) Sullivan. On July 12, 1947 she was united in marriage to Melvin C. Hanson in Appleton.
Patricia was a dedicated homemaker who loved to do crafts of all kinds. She was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church before joining Our Saviour's Lutheran Church for her senior years. Her church family at Our Saviour's included, among others, the quilting group, Daybreak singers, and the Young at Heart Senior group. For several years she sent care packages to Appleton National Guard Units at regular intervals. She enjoyed camping and traveling with her family who looked forward to her chocolate chip cookies and brownies for these occasions. Her home was always the center for family holidays and her grandchildren and great grandchildren were frequent visitors. Her family and friends will miss her kind and welcoming attitude and her feisty insistence on what was right and fair. We all carry the imprint of her influence in our hearts.
Patricia is survived by her six children, Lynn (Dave) Dosch, Madison, Nancy Walters, Madison, Carl (Donna) Hanson, Forrest Junction, Sharon (Todd) Smith, Asheboro, North Carolina, Dale (Kim) Hanson, Appleton, Yvonne Bates, Denver, Colorado, grandchildren; Michael (Browen) Dosch, Katie (Randy) Richgels, Christie Dosch, Adam (Heather) Hanson, David Hanson, Betsy (Ryan) Pennings, Justin Smith, Benjamin Hanson, Jessica Copeland and Nicolle Bates, great grandchildren; Tyler Snyder, MiKayla Pennings, MiKenzie Pennings, Ryder Pennings, Eli Hanson, Evan Hanson, and Owen Hanson, her sister Monica McBride and a brother Gerry Sullivan, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Melvin, son-in-law Robert Walters, and two brothers and six sisters.
The funeral service for Patricia will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM at OUR SAVIOURS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3009 N. Meade St. with Rev. Kurt Hoffmann officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St. and at church on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church for the choir or the quilting group.
“Blessed are they that mourn, they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4