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Donna Hansen

October 4, 1937 January 4, 2019
Donna Hansen
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Donna Mae Hansen, 81, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 4, 1937, in Wisconsin Rapids, to the late Robert and Rosella (Whitrock) Knuth. On, Oct. 1, 1960, she was married to Glenn Arden Hansen in Arkdale.

She had worked at Johnson Hills Dept. Store and she enjoyed bowling, watching the Packers and Badgers, polka music, playing cards; and especially enjoyed her church and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn of Wisconsin Rapids; daughters, Christine (Donnie) Wilde of Omaha, Nebraska, and Nancy Hephner of Wisconsin Rapids; grandchildren, Nicole (Matt) Sloane of Appleton, Tanya (Derek) Merchant of Little Chute, Chad Yusten of Wisconsin Rapids; Holly of Marinette, and Dillon (Bailey) Kitzerow of Menasha; 13 great-grandchildren; and her mother-in-law, Marie Hansen of Wisconsin Rapids.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her sons, Glenn “Buck” Jr. and Dennis; brother, Robert Jr.; sisters, Esther, Carol and Shirley; and father-in-law, Arden Hansen.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. Timothy Wenger will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Repose Cemetery, Friendship. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

The John J. Buettgen Funeral Home is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

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