Charles J. “Jerry” Hansen
MIDDLETON-Charles J. Hansen, “Jerry,” 90, passed away peacefully, by his wife’s side, on Monday, November 20, 2017.
A proud WWII Navy veteran, Jerry served on the U.S.S. Bunker Hill in the Pacific Theatre at the young age of 17, surviving the largest kamikaze attack in naval history. He proudly wore his Bunker Hill cap up everywhere.Ever ready with a joke and hearty chuckle, Jerry kept family, friends, and even strangers laughing up until his final moments.
Jerry had a long banking career in Madison starting with Madison Bank & Trust, United Bank, & Valley Bank which later became M&I Bank. He was a Senior Vice President at Valley Bank.A devoted family man,
Jerry will be deeply missed by his wife of 61 years, Gerry, daughters Debbie (Ed) Kunz and Barb Hansen (Frank Stifter) of Mendota Heights, MN; six adoring grandchildren who already miss his “Grandpa kisses”: Megan (Nick) Uhlenhake, Edward Charles, Molly & Betsy Kunz and Sam & Greta Stifter; sisters Marian Beyer, Margie Tyle, Phyllis Wishau and Jeannie Wishau, all of Racine and many nieces and nephews.In addition to his loving family, Jerry leaves behind a tremendous legacy of bravery, generosity, humor and perseverance. He will be cherished and remembered forever.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CHURCH, 402 S. Owen Drive, Madison at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, with Monsignor Kenneth Fiedler presiding. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from Noon until the time of the service at the church.Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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