Dorothy Helen Hanson, age 89 a resident of Oak Creek, died Wednesday October 24th 2012 at Wheaton Franciscan in Franklin WI.
Born on August 28th 1923 inCusterWI she was the daughter of the late Felix and Josephine (Peplinski) Lukasavitz.
On March 13th 1950 she married Gordon Hanson in WaukeganIL. He died in 1973.
She served in the US Army.
She was employed for many years at Delco where she would retire.
She was a very proud veteran, and was the first female Post Commander of American Legion #434. She paved the way for other women to serve as well. She participated in the 2011 Honor Flight toWashingtonDCand also served on a National Committee for the Women’s Military Memorial. She also dined with former Vice President Al Gore in that capacity. She was very patriotic and a proud American.
She also loved gardening and bird watching. She was a huge fan of the local Humane Societies.
She is survived by two daughters; Mary (Bill) Constable of Oak Creek; Jane (Rick) Lendowski of Maryland; four grandchildren; Mike Anschutz; Allison (Leo) Turdo; Rick (Karen) Lendowski; Elizabeth (Ryan) Verhine; six great grandchildren; and three brothers, Calvin (Barbara) Lukasavitz, Frank Lukasavitz, and Max (Joyce) Lukasavitz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1973; one sister Catherine Salaja and two brothers James andArnold.
Thank you to some very special people, that made a difference in Dorothy’s life.
Pat Folk & Family Dennis Folk
Incredible friends for 45+ years. What more can be said!
Mary McKenna & Family
A cherished Friend
A speical friend.
Also, a special thank you to Eilene Wilson for all you were and all you did from your friendship, the famous Honor Flight,
Washington DC and everything you have done.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday October 30th 2012 at 11:00AM at St. Stephen Catholic Church inOak Creek. (1441-West Oakwood Road) Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday at the church from 10:00AM until the time of mass. Burial will follow atForestHillMemorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.
The family of Dorothy would like to extend their heart felt thanks to Dr. Vinodkumar Shah as well as the staff at Wheaton Franciscan (3 south) for their compassionate loving care.