Marie Eileen Hansen

Marie Eileen Hansen

Marie Eileen Hansen

Marie Eileen Hansen, age 104, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin peacefully passed away Friday, October 29, 2021 at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Rev. Dr. Carlton Andersen and Rev. Timothy Wenger will officiate. Interment will be at the Mt. Repose Cemetery, Friendship, Wisconsin. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship and on Thursday at the Church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Marie was born August 22, 1917 in the Town of New Port, Columbia County, Wisconsin to Fred and Theresa (Young) Ross. She attended Dell Prairie and Twin Valley Schools and graduated in 1930. Marie married Arden Hansen on October 26, 1935 in the Town of Strongs Prairie. Marie and Arden made their home in Adams County. She worked for Mauston Manufacturing for 17 years and Triple P in Necedah for 10 years before retiring in 1982.

Marie enjoyed singing, crafts, crocheting, dancing, playing cards, and gardening.

Marie was a longtime member of the Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church, Adams-Friendship Senior Citizens, Adams County Community Center Inc., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, and Whoopla Band/Sing-a-long group.

Memorials may be directed in Marie’s memory to Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Theresa Ross; grandchildren: Glenn Hansen Jr. and Dennis Hansen; Siblings: Evert “Hink” (Marion) Ross; Adelaide “Addie” (Clifford Taft) (Wayne “Pete” Hendrickson) Taft/Hendrickson; Raymond Ross; Floyd (Ellen) Ross; Winnifred “Winnie” (Francis) Brundidge; Ruby Ross; Arlene Ross’; and Harold (Grace) Ross. Daughter-in-law Donna Hansen; and special friend, James Flick.

Survivors include her son, Glenn Hansen of Wisconsin Rapids; daughter, Darlene (Thomas) Back of Wisconsin Rapids; special brother,  Merle (Marge) Ross of Wisconsin Rapids, grandchildren: Christine (Donnie) Wilde of Nebraska, Nancy Hephner (George) of Wisconsin Rapids, Tami (James) Call of Wisconsin Rapids, and Troy Back (Tammy) of Neillsville; great-grandchildren: Nicole (Matt) Sloane, Tanya ( Derek) Merchant, Holly Allen, Tyler (Katie) Lewis, Trent Lewis, Chad Yusten, Dilon (Bailey) Kitzerow, Tristen (Edwin) Back-Pilitaxi, Taran Back, Tanner Call and honorary great-grandson Christian (Miranda) Back. Further survived by 18 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Sarah Mowery says:

    Marie was a very special woman she will be remembered by many

  2. Pastor Skildum says:

    My condolences to all her family. May the Lord welcome her home as the angels sing.

  3. Mary Preuss says:

    Loved this little lady and her sense of humor so much! Of course I was always taller than she but when I knelt down she gave the best hugs!!! My mom thought of her as a best friend, that started way back in the Garment Factory days. Lots of memories and I know they all together in Heaven sharing a laugh and a song.

  4. Jodi Lecy Helgeson says:

    Marie was always such a joy to visit with. Another “Arkdalian” gone. My sympathy to the family.

  5. Kelly Taft says:

    It was always so exciting when the great Aunts would get together when they would visit our Grandma Hendrickson. The laughter will never be forgotten because they all had the same one. Always such great huggers. Though you will missed here I’m happy for you to be reunited with those that left before you. “If you live to be one hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I wouldn’t have to live without you.” ❤️😢 We were very blessed to have you walk this earth for so many years and to touch so many lives.

  6. Cynthia Koller says:

    Dear Aunt Marie with the giggle that seemed to start somewhere in her toes and worked its’ way up; so many wonderful memories and happy, happy times. I imagine that Aunt Winnie & Grandma Addie were waiting for you with arms wide open and a deck of cards ready to be dealt and stories ready to be retold. Rest peace Sweet Aunt Marie–although 104 years is a long time, it wasn’t nearly enough to get to spend with someone as wonderful, loving and fun as you.

  7. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Marie was a sweet lady-what a wonderful long life she had! Cherish the memories; thinking of you all.

  8. Karen Peterson says:

    Our family was sadden to hear of Marie’s passing. She filled our hearts with joy when we would visit her. Our son loved her dearly and enjoyed the few years he spent with her. We will remember her laughter and her spunk. We will also remember her card playing and winning. She had a sweet smile and always made us feel right at home. Brett thought of her as a grandmother. He enjoyed their corn dogs together.

  9. Charlene Jensen says:

    My sympathy to Marie’s family. I remember her from our Ladies Aide meetings. A lovely person. Cherish the memories.

  10. Pat Jodarski says:

    Condolences Glenn and Darlene and all family members and friends of Marie. Have so many wonderful memories of the Hansen family being neighbors and friends, RIP dear lady.

  11. Donna & Hank Hermann says:

    Darlene, Glenn and families…
    Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you…always loved her laugh, she was a beautiful person inside and out..

  12. Denise Barker says:

    May your faith and memories be of comfort. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

  13. Jake and Marge Ceplina says:

    Such a Great Lady. So Sorry for the Loss of your Mother.. Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family

  14. Kay Theisen says:

    Thinking of you with love

  15. Bill & Fran (Zielinski) Christofferson says:

    Glenn & Darlene : What a wonderful long life your mom had. We’re sending our deepest sympathy to you & your family’s. All the memories you all must have to circle you altogether.

  16. Barb & Marv Bennett says:

    What a lady. I remember her and Arden being some of the first people we met when we moved to Adam’s Co. In 1969. Many memories of her throughout the years. R.I.P. Marie.