Shirley May 'Mom' Hanson

June 2, 1930 - Dec. 4, 2011

Shirley May Hanson passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was 81.

She was the daughter of Myrtle Tolzman and beloved sister of Carl Schickowski. She will be missed by her sons, Jack 'HiJack' (Debbie) of Waukesha, Mike 'Big Mike' of Waukesha and David  (Janet) of Eagle; her grandchildren, Mike Jr., Matt (Lisa), Max, Andrea and Angie; and her great-grandchild, Emily Rose. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

As kids, she had always treated all of our friends as one of hers. She took time to listen and was very easy to talk to. You never left without a Shirley hug.

Mom, we will always remember your wonderful smile, hugs and famous words, "I know."

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful residents at East Terrace Apartments for making Momıs 20 years very memorable. She enjoyed many trips. Also, we would like to thank the staff at River Hills West, Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Care Wisconsin.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, with a service to follow, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Interment will be private at Prairie Home Cemetery.

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

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family.

For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.