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MaryJane Hansen

MaryJane (Jinkins) Hansen, age 80, passed away peacefully in Minocqua on Oct. 6, 2019 with her husband at her side and surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 8, 1939, in Madison, to Wesley and Nellie Jinkins and lived there until completing her bachelor of science in education at the University of Wisconsin. She married her husband and high school sweetheart, Richard Hansen, in 1961. She worked as a math and Latin teacher at Merrill High School (and other locations), chaplain’s secretary on several U.S. Army bases, church secretary at Community Christian Church (Lincolnshire, Ill.), and financial secretary for the Village of Lincolnshire. She lived in Wisconsin, Colorado, Washington DC, Texas, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Maryland, Germany, and Illinois before she and her husband finally settled in Woodruff in 2006.  

MaryJane was devoted to her children, her husband, her grandchildren, her dogs, and to the idea of community service. She volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America (earning the Silver Beaver Award), Beta Sigma Phi, Order of the Eastern Star, Howard Young Medical Center, and many church organizations. Teaching Sunday school was a great joy for her.  

She is survived by her husband Richard, her sons Allen (Denise) Hansen and Keven Hansen, her brother Chuck (Darlene) Jinkins, and two grandchildren Ron Hansen and Allisen Hansen. 

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Minocqua on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. with light refreshments and fellowship to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of the following: your local Boy Scouts of America unit or council, Community Christian Church (Lincolnshire, Ill.), United Methodist Church of the Pines (Minocqua), Dachshund Rescue of North America, or the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute.




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