Betty Jane Hansen, 98
March 12, 1919 — July 30, 2017

Betty Jane Hansen (nee Bruss), began her journey of life March 12, 1919, and reached her destination July 30, 2017, at the age of 98. She was born and raised in the Milwaukee area. She married Douglas Hansen on July 4, 1942, and they raised their family in New Berlin. In death, Betty donated her body to the Medical College of Wisconsin, to further help educate medical students and science.

She is survived by her children, Kristine (Gregory) Miller, Holly S. Wochos and Mark (Cathleen) Hansen; grandchildren, Craig (Stephanie) Miller, Matthew (Laura) Miller, Derek (Doris) Hansen and Collin (Leah) Hansen; and great-grandchildren, Thomas and Violet Miller, Bryce, Lucy, Audrey, Scarlett Hansen and one expected soon. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Robert (Dolores) Bruss and Calvin (Ruth) Bruss; and other relatives and friends.

The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). The visitation will be held at the funeral home Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to Reformation Lutheran Church, Brookfield or Cornerstone, West Bend would be appreciated.

“Remember me for my hugs.”

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Cornerstone and Serenity Hospice.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or