Margaret A. Hanson, 95

Margaret A. Hanson, 95, of Cedarburg, passed away at her residence on Sunday evening, Aug. 18, 2013, at the age of 95.

She was born July 14, 1918, in Brandon, the daughter of Carl and Clara Wilkes Hess. On Aug. 20, 1940, she married Benjamin Hanson in Brandon. From 1939 to retirement in 1980, Margaret was a daily presence alongside Benjamin in the family business, Hanson Pontiac Sales and Service in Cedarburg. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedarburg and enjoyed crocheting, traveling and crafts.

She is survived by her husband, Benjamin of Cedarburg; two sons, Wayne (Janet) Hanson of Madison and Lloyd (Susan) Hanson of Shorewood; three grandchildren, Brynn Hanson of Orleans, France, Ann Hanson of Chicago and Jed Hanson of Shorewood; one great-grandson, Benjamin Hanson-Nogues, sister-in-law Sherry Orbeck of Sun City West, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Al Aplin of Oviedo, Fla.; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, N60 W6047 Columbia Road, Cedarburg. Interment will be at Trinity Cemetery, Town of Maple Valley in Oconto County. Visitation will be at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church are appreciated.

The Eernisse Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cedarburg, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to