Louise Carrie Hanson, Waupaca, age 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Bethany Home in Waupaca.
Louise was born on October 8, 1913, in Waupaca, the daughter of Fred W. and Rose (Miller) Dahm. She lived her entire life in Waupaca, graduating from high school in 1931. She was united in marriage to Eugene Hanson in 1938. Together they raised three children. She was employed in the food service industry for most of her adult life retiring from the Iola Hospital and Nursing Home in 1979. An excellent homemaker and very accomplished cook and baker, she delighted in creating appealing, tasty treats which were thoroughly appreciated by the houseful of relatives, especially grandchildren, who gathered each year for Christmas and other occasions. A visitor to the home of Louise could be assured of being confronted by a wide choice of (diet busting) baked creations. A person whose young adult life was very much influenced by the Great Depression, she was never without a project or work to be done in behalf of family and friends. She was an excellent bridge player and was a member of the Waupaca Hospital Auxiliary. For years, newborns leaving the hospital wore booties knitted by Louise. A loving mother and grandmother,
Louise is survived by her daughter Joan (Shebuski); sons Dennis (Sharon) and Thomas; and grandchildren Jill, Jon, Jeff, Jay (Shebuski) and Mark (Hanson). She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Dorothy (Johnson), brothers Fred Jr. and Robert, granddaughter Jennifer (Hanson), and son-in-law Gerald (Shebuski).
Private services will be held at Bethany Home. Louise’s family wishes to thank the staff of Bethany for years of careful and warm care. Memorials may be given in Louise’s memory to Bethany Home, 1226 Berlin Street, Waupaca, WI, 54981.