Patricia Hansen, 82, Former Oak Park resident

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Patricia A. Hansen, 82, died on April 17, 2012 at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home in Sheboygan, Wis. Born on June 23, 1929 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Bernard and Hazel Ward, she attended schools in Oak Park and on March 29, 1952, married Richard W. Hansen at Oak Park's First Presbyterian Church. They were married for 49 years before Richard died on October 30, 2001.

The Hansens were the owners of the Treasure Chest Gift Shop from 1958 to 1965 in Rhinelander, Wis., and she was a receptionist at the Sheboygan Clinic for almost 30 years before her retirement. She was an active volunteer and member of First United Lutheran Church and also an avid Packer's fan.

Patricia Hansen is survived by her sons, Peter (Jacqueline) Hansen and John Hansen; her granddaughters, Samantha, Betsy, and Hannah Hansen; her sister, Mary Jane Barg; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held on April 21, 2012 at First United Lutheran Church, and a memorial fund has been established in her name. Arrangements were handled by Lippert-Olson Funeral Home, and condolences may be sent to the family at

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