William L. ‘Tattoo Bill’ Hanson

March 21, 1950 - Sept. 19, 2008

William L. "Tattoo Bill" Hanson, 58, of Wales, slipped away from this existence Friday, Sept. 19, 2008.

Although physically Bill is no longer with us, his spirit will remain in the hearts of all those whom he has touched. Bill was the co-owner of Black Dragon Tattoo.

He is survived by his best friend, soul mate and wife, Nancy (nee Connelly). Bill was the loving stepfather of Brett "Skully" Connelly and Kelly (John) DeCaire; cherished son of Vera and the late Lester Hanson; dear brother and motorcycle riding companion of Thomas (Jean), Karen (Michael) Jensen and Suzette; and sweetest, "funnest" grandpa to Seamus, Clayton, Draven, Kali, Haakon and Caitlin. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and his faithful companion, Zena.

Military honors followed by a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Fish Hatchery, 425 Main St., Delafield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.