Joan K. Hansen age 76 of the Town of Navarino, Shawano County passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home Wednesday morning April 28, 2021.
Joan Kathleen Conlon was born on November 26, 1944 in New London as the daughter of the late Richard and Vera (Gunderson) Conlon. She graduated from Clintonville High School and was united in marriage to Ronald “Ron” Hansen on December 8, 1962 at the Christus Lutheran Church in Clintonville. The couple farmed in the Town of Navarino their entire life until Ron’s passing on October 8, 2007. Joan’s faith was evident as a member at Christus, but she really looked forward to taking her grandchildren to Sunday School and often sat in on the lessons. She absolutely doted on her grandchildren and looked forward each year to their summer break from school so she could be around them more often. Joan also kept busy with the local media; writing articles for “Erma Bombeck” in the Tribune Gazette and Clintonville Chronicle and even had her own radio show on WRJQ and WLKE. Joan’s two favorite things in life were her love of her Lord and her love of her family.
Her Children: Dawn (Mark) Shepard, Chris “Tuna” (Cathie) Hansen, and Kathleen “Katie” Hansen, and her “adopted” son; Kevin (Dorthy “Tiny” Wilton) Dey.
Grandchildren: Kristopher Shepard, Karl (Lauren) Shepard, Kelly Shepard, Cole Hansen, and Coy Hansen.
Great-Granddaughter: Aspen Rita Shepard.
Siblings: Karen (Harold “Fuzz”) Klegin, Daniel (Carla) Conlon, Miranda (Marlyn) Dey, and Kenneth (Kristy Young) Conlon.
Nieces & Nephews: Jeni (Rich) Mursau, Joey Klegin, Bobbi Jo (Tim) Pues, Robin (Pat Norder) Conlon, Bobbi Jean (Casey) Wyss, Michael (Carey) Dey, Amber (Brandon) Roberts, and Wesley Pues.
Great-Nieces & Great-Nephews: Ty Mursau, Joelly Mursau, Grayson Wyss, Gavin Wyss, Brynnlee Dey, Carter Dey, and Tate Joseph Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ron, a sister-in-law Christine Conlon, a nephew Wyatt Pues, and numerous other relatives.
Joan’s funeral service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday May 4, 2021 at the Christus Lutheran Church in Clintonville with Rev. Brian Crocker officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 4-8 PM and again on Tuesday from 10 AM until the time of the service. The service will also be live streamed on the Christus Lutheran Church YouTube page. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Greenwood Cemetery in the Town of Matteson, Waupaca County. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established by her family. They would also like to thank the staff of ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the wonderful care Joan received. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family. www.eberhardtstevenson.com
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