Doris M. (Ansay) Hansen

Died: Fri., Mar. 10, 2017


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 19, 2017
Location: Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sun., Mar. 19, 2017
Location: Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend

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Doris Margaret Hansen (nee Ansay), a longtime resident of West Bend and member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, passed away on Friday March 10, 2017 at the Lighthouse Senior Living Center, where she has been a resident with her husband, Jack for the past 5 years.

Born in Port Washington, Doris grew up on her parents Ray and Rose Ansay's dairy farm.  During World War II she worked at the Wisconsin Chair Factory where she met her husband Jack L. Hansen.  After the war ended, the couple married and settled in Saukville.  In 1954 the Hansen's moved to Hubertus where they ran a tavern and a small grocery store.  It wasn't long before they were known around town for Friday Fish Fries and Doris's famous German Potato Salad.  Years later, Doris and her husband operated several Piggly Wiggly Grocery stores in Washington and Ozaukee County under the family name of Hansen's.

Their oldest son, Stanley died in Vietnam in May of 1970.  After that, Doris regularly took part in the annual Memorial Day parade, representing the Gold Star Mothers.

After retirement Doris and Jack lived on Big Cedar Lake and eventually West Bend.  Doris was known for her beautiful blue eyes and her radiant smile, as well as for her skills at Sheeps-head, her favorite card game, and the late-afternoon Old Fashioned she occasionally enjoyed.

Doris is survived by her husband of 70 years, Jack; her sisters Laverne Weiss and Carol Weiter; her children, Mary Rose Turnpaugh, Randall (Lynn) Hansen, Jefferey (Sherry) Hansen, Rodney (Amber) Hansen, Jody (Amy) Hansen; Grandchildren, Emily Ramey, Dustin (Danielle) Hansen, Kyle Hansen, Lindsey Hansen, Nick (Allison) Hansen, Elissa (Mark) Hemauer, Ben (Ashley) Hansen, Brittney (Braden) Rindy, Jacob Hansen, Nolen Hansen, Riley Hansen; and her 8 Great Grandchildren with 1  "little nugget" due any day.

A Funeral Service in remembrance of Doris will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend with Father Nathan Reesman presiding.  The family will greet friends and relatives on Sunday, March 19th at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service (4:00 pm).

The family would like to extend a special "Thank you" to the staff of Seasons Hospice, the staff of Cedar Community, and the staff of the Lighthouse of West Bend.  Thank you for always being there.

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Bernice Mueller
   Posted Fri March 10, 2017
To the Hansen Family! So very sorry to hear the passing of your mother. She was totally a great person to know.

Lindy and Roger Bass
   Posted Sat March 11, 2017
So sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Doris. I will always remember her as a talented, creative person with a wonderful smile and laugh. My love of flowers was inspired by both Aunt Doris and her mother (my grandmother), Rose Ansay. May many special memories of Doris help you during this difficult time.

Ron and sandy raffay
   Posted Sat March 11, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathy. Doris was a great gal., always fun to be with.

Ron and Sandy Raffay

Kenny Anderson
   Posted Tue March 14, 2017
Randy (and your whole family) I'm very very sorry for your loss. I hope you are well. Think of you often.

Kenny Anderson
Las Vegas NV

June Terlinden Karnitz
   Posted Wed March 15, 2017
To the Hansen family, sending my prayers and sympathy to all of you. I worked for your mom and dad when they had the store downtown. That was my first job and I loved it. They were wonderful people to work for. Randy say hi to your dad and Mary for me. My thoughts are with you all. RIP

Mike and Diane Kent
   Posted Wed March 15, 2017
With our deepest sympathy. May your many happy memories comfort you at this time and always.

David & Sandy Weiss
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
What a wonderfully creative woman, and aunt. Even though we have not seen Doris in decades, I already miss her. I will be forever grateful to her for the few words she whispered to me at my high school graduation. Those words (and our secret) inspired me every day since then. Living up to her expectations always required effort. Thank you Doris.

Kathy Neuburg
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the entire Hansen Family. I have such fond memories, of Doris, as I grew up in Hubertus, and later as an adult. Spent many hours with the family. Such a wonderful, fun lady, she was. She and Jack were great friends with dad and mom also, who I am sure, have greeted her in heaven. God Bless You All. My prayers are with you, at this time.

Dorothy(Neuburg) Greget
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family of Doris Hansen. Will always remember her days in Hubertus. She and Jack were backbones of the community. I have fond memories of the store and bar in Hubertus.

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