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In Memory of Mildred Eileen Hanson

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday January 21, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
1010 Newton Street
Baldwin WI, 54002


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday January 21, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
1010 Newton Street
Baldwin WI, 54002


12:00 pm
Thursday January 21, 2021
Baldwin Cemetery
Highway 63
Baldwin Wisconsin

Mildred Eileen Hanson, age 93, passed away at the Baldwin Care Center on January 17, 2021. She was born July 31, 1927 to Marvin and Ruby (Ritzman) Karnes. She spent her growing up years in rural Spring Valley, Wisconsin, graduating from Spring Valley High School. After graduating from high school, she attended beautician school in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She married Allen Hanson on September 11, 1947. The young couple soon after moved to Baldwin, later settling on a farm south of town. She was a lifelong member of the Club 63 Homemakers group, thoroughly enjoying their monthly meetings and friendships. She worked for and retired from St. Paul Companies, now Travelers Insurance. After retirement, she and Allen discovered being snowbirds suited them and they spent many happy years wintering in Mercedes, Texas.   

Mildred was an award-winning quilter.  She made beautiful quilts for each member of the family which will be cherished forever.    

Mildred was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her daughter Mary Beth (Randy) Hobbs, son Thomas (Nylla) Hanson, and son Jeffery (Heidi) Hanson, as well as grandchildren Tiffany (Scott) Klinger, Joel (Stacy) Hanson, Krista (Brady) Hoolihan, Lucas Hanson and Tessa Hanson.  She is also survived by her great grandchildren Jessa, Laney, Jace, Kamdyn, Bryson, Abbie Jean, and Amelia; as well as several nieces and nephews.   She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 51 years, her siblings, Dorothy Sather, Wayne Karnes and Jim Karnes; her brother-in-law Glen Sather, her sisters-in-law Doris Karnes and Elaine Karnes.     

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 21, 2021, with a visitation one hour prior to the service, all at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home at 1010 Newton Street, Baldwin, WI.  Mildred will be laid to rest next to her husband Allen at the Baldwin Cemetery following the service.    

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    • May the God of all comfort be with all of you at this difficult time. Millie’s sense of humor and laugh were contagious. My fondest memories were going to Millie/Allen’s house with Mom for coffee and working on Christmas fair projects for Homemakers Club. The greatest gift Millie gave me was the loan of a cornet. It was a gift of music that I still cherish today. Keeping all of you in my daily thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy, Toastie

    • Sorry to hear this sad news. Millie was a joy to be with and so thankful to share many special times with her. Iwill never forget her and when I wrap up in my special quilt she made me I will feel her arms around me. RIP my sweet Godmother. Love and hugs to you all. Love Roxi😢🥰❤️

    • To the family: You have our deepest sympathy. Millie was our “Good Shepherd” person for a little over a year. I sincerely hope our cards and small gifts brought a smile to her. We enjoyed doing it for her.
      Dennis and Mari Omann

    • Rest In Peace my dear God Mother. You were such a dear sweet person and I will never forget you. I will cherish the quilt you made for my 50th Birthday. God bless you Millie, I love you. ✝️✝️✝️🇺🇸⚾️😢