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Jean Lois Hanson

Jean Lois Hanson

December 28, 2017

Jean L. Hanson, 72, of Sand Creek, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017, in Chippewa Falls, while under the care of Mayo Clinic Home Health & Hospice.  She spent the last 18 months battling with cancer.

Jean was born on April 19, 1945, in Rice Lake, WI, to Roy and Marjorie (Trowbridge) Gronning. She graduated from Chetek High School in 1963. Jean married Roger Hanson on January 16, 1965, they were married for 38 years. 

Jean attended vocational school for cosmetology and later ran her own beauty shop called Swirl & Curl in Sand Creek. She also worked within numerous nursing homes in the area for a number of years doing hair. 

 She enjoyed spending time with her family and doing family activities.  Including; working on the family farm, camping, snowmobiling, motorcycling, sewing, sports, and she enjoyed baking… to a crisp.  She also found great joy in spending time with her dear friend Al and attending music and theater productions with him.

Jean is survived by her children, Kurt (Janene) Hanson, Jolene (Scott) Frey, Bradley (Tricia) Hanson and Karl (Hannah) Hanson; grandchildren, Stephanie (Loren) Thomas, Kyle (Sarah) Hanson, Ryan Hanson, Nicole Hanson, Hayden (Nicole) Frey, Hudson Frey, Bradyn Hanson, Madilynn Hanson, Alexandra Hanson, Joshua Hanson and Lukas Hanson; great grandchildren, Finn Thomas and Mollie Frey; siblings, Joan (Roger) Nichols, Judy Gronning and Janice (Dave) Wendlandt.

We are so thankful for the example of the life she led, she chose joy and Jesus over sorrow. She stood firm in her faith and was well aware of where she was going to spend eternity.  Always willing to lend a helping hand where she could and continually trying to see the good in people. Mom, we will miss your joy and unconditional love.  

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Harvestime Church 3625 Southwind Drive Eau Claire 54701 with Pastor Kim Buckman officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at church. Private family burial will take place at Upper Running Valley Cemetery in rural Colfax.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services, Altoona is serving the family. To offer online condolences please visit, www.chippewavalleycremation.com. 





Florist Information

Brent Douglas, Eau Claire, WI.


  • Patricia Hamm My Mother, Frances Mayhew was in Dallas Rehab for 5 years, and I hired Jean to come and do her nails. That was very important to my mother and she and Jean developed a warm friendship. I have fond memories of Jean's riliher loving caring way for people.

    January 4 at 10:19am

  • Bruce Weegman Hanson Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jean was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed working with her and each member of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Bruce Weegman

    January 4 at 7:22am

  • Lee and Char Anderson To all of the Hanson Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss and thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Lee and Char Anderson
    Durand, WI

    January 1 at 12:51pm

  • Judy and Ronald Horn We are so sorry to hear of Mom's passing. She and I had so many good conversations whether at confirmation for Jolene and Mike or at the beauty shop. I still have not found someone who could cut my hair like your Mom! This is a bookmark she gave me "A Friend is one who knows all about you and loves you just the same". I just looked at it the other day and thought of her. She loved her family dearly. God's Blessings.

    December 31 at 5:33PM

  • Alice motzer Jean was a kind, caring person that we should all strive to be like, a great friend and neighbor.
    I’m pretty sure she is hugging Rodger right now and telling us not to be sad but celebrate her life

    December 31 at 2:40PM

  • Dorothy Rudoll My deepest sympathy for the family. I only knew Jean from doing hair at Knapp Haven. Such a wonderful, loving lady.
    God Bless you all.

    December 30 at 5:25PM

  • Steve and Betty Davis Jean you was a wonderful friend and a beautiful mom we had some great times together will always rember you and Rodger as that. God Bless Rest In Peace my friend!

    December 30 at 3:18PM

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