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Geraldine "Gerry" M. Hanson
Geraldine "Gerry" M. Hanson, 89 of Wausau died on Saturday, October 28 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau where she had resided for the past 5 days. Funeral services for Gerry will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake with Fr. Otto Bucher officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Westboro. Visitation will be at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake from 12 noon until time of funeral mass at 1 PM on Thursday, Nov. 2. Grandchildren will be serving as pallbearers.

She was born July 29, 1928 at Westboro to the late Edmond Premeau and Viola (Poff) Premeau. She attended Westboro elementary schools and was a graduate of Westboro High School. Her marriage to O. Arthur Hanson took place on Dec. 2, 1948 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Westboro and he preceded her in death on May 8, 1977.

She resided in various places - Westboro, WI from 1928-1952, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Moscow, ID and Lewiston, ID from 1952-1960, Menomonie, WI from 1960-1975, Ladysmith, WI from 1975-1985, Westboro, WI from 1985-1994, Marathon, WI from 1994-1997, and Wausau, WI from 1997-present. She also spent her winters in Texas for 20 years. She worked as an insurance agent for State Farm Agency in Ladysmith and Knight Insurance Agency in Menomonie. She also worked as a church secretary at Our Lady of Sorrow in Ladysmith for many years. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, shuffleboard, swimming, visiting casinos, and family get togethers (especially at the Mondeaux Flowage). She was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church of Wausau.

Survivors include her children - Theresa "Terri" (Ed) Anderson of Monroe, Cynthia "Cindy" (Mark) Meyering of Marathon and David "Dave" (Cheryl) Hanson of Ladysmith, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and a brother Clifford "Eddie" Premeau of Ogema. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sharon Lynne Hanson and a sister, Sue Tlusty.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given either to the Aspirus Hospice House of Wausau or the American Cancer Society. For online condolences, please visit