Gavin Lee Hansen, 74

Gavin Lee Hansen, born May 19, 1937, in Coleman,  passed away  
peacefully after a hard fought battle with cancer on Nov. 17, 2011.
He was the loving husband and best friend of 51 years to Barbara (nee  
Brown); cherished father of Anne Marie (Ron) Putzer, Julie (Tim)  
Petrich, Amy (Skip) McConeghy and Beth (Chris) Cook;  proud grandpa  
of Amanda, Adam and Abby Putzer; David, Katie and Mark Myers; Taylor  
Petrich; Daniel, Nick, Ian and Kara McConeghy, Emma, Alex and  
Merrigan Cook.

Gavin was the devoted son of Blanche Hansen and dear brother to Allen  
(Sandy) Hansen;  and brother-in-law to Jerry (Donna) Brown and George  
(Bonnie) Brown. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other  
relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Hansen, and father, Leo  

Gavin enjoyed spending time with his family, especially at the Lake  
House. He was an avid Packer and Badger fan and proud graduate of  
the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Deer hunting with family and  
friends was also one of his favorite pastimes and something he looked  
forward to every year.

Visitation for Gavin was held on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at St  
Joseph’s Parish, 1619 Washington St., Grafton, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  
followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m.  A private interment  
was held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the  
Logan James Herr Foundation or St. Joseph’s Parish Workcamp.
The family would like to thank Columbia St Mary’s Ozaukee hospital  
ICU/Acuity Adaptable unit and Horizon Homecare and Hospice for the  
care and concern shown to Gavin.  A special thanks to Dr. Allen  
Torkelson and his nurse, Lisa, for their compassionate care  
throughout his illness.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. For online  
condolences please visit