Audrey A. Hanson

July 8, 1931 – April 22, 2013

Audrey A. Hanson of Waukesha died Monday, April 22, 2013, at home at the age of 81. Audrey was born July 8, 1931, in Merrill, the daughter of Adolph and Agnes (Pophal) Waldburger. She married Dan on Aug. 21, 1954, in Waukesha.

They were long time members of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. She worked in the office for many doctors in Waukesha and ended her career of service in the medical field working for Southside Medical Clinic.

Audrey was an active member of the Women’s Circle at church, Sunday school teacher, Forever Forty Group, Holy Stuffers and a member of the Counting Team. Audrey was also very active as a mom serving as president of the PTA and booster club. She and Dan were a hard-working couple but enjoyed sports and were avid Badgers, Packers and Brewers fans. Audrey was a great cook, and claimed this as her ministry. In their spare time, they also enjoyed trips to her sister-in-law’s cottage near Iola, where she enjoyed reading while Dan fished. Bowling, reading and casinos were amongst the hobbies she had, but she was most passionate about her family.

Audrey will be deeply missed by her husband, Daniel “Dan,” of almost 59 years; her son, Phil (Mary) Hanson of Waukesha; her granddaughters, Christie (Kevin) Eckdahl and Sarah Hanson; sister, Marlyn Giese of Sussex; sister-in-law, Edie Czarnyszka of Menomonee Falls; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna; brother, Jerry (Doris); and brother-in-law, Charles.

The visitation for Audrey will be held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Tuesday, May 7, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI 53186. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the church (see above address) or Katy’s Kloset, W246-S3244 Industrial Lane, Unit B, Waukesha, WI 53189.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.