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
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 www.muellerfuneralhome.com.