Sandra A. Hansen, age 81, of Grafton, Wisconsin passed away peacefully Friday, September 22, 2023 at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital-Ozaukee Campus in Mequon after a brief stay.

She was born on July 31, 1942 in Depere, Wisconsin; daughter of Jule and Viola Bassine Adams.  At St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Depere, Sandra married Allen R. Hansen of Coleman on September 14, 1963.  Shortly after that they would move to Milwaukee, later settling in Grafton in 1968.

While raising her family, Sandra worked in the offices of the Russell T. Gillman Company of Grafton and Aluminum Industries of Cedarburg.  For over 20 years, Sandra was the secretary to the Principal at Donges Bay Elementary School in Mequon, retiring in 2004.

Family time up north at the cabin, quiet moments knitting or special treats of pies and cookies from the kitchen are some of the family’s precious treasured memories.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Allen, her children Deniese (Scott) Ritter of Grafton and Dean (Cheryl Steger) Hansen of Suamico, grandchildren Andrew (Abbey) Hein, Anna and Leo Hansen, her sisters-in-law Barbara Hansen of Grafton, Marilu (Bruce) Belongia of Jackson, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Sandra is preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law Gavin Hansen.

A special thank you to the ICU staff at Ascension St. Mary’s Ozaukee.

Private family service will be held at a later date.


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  1. Sandra was a wonderful part of the Donges Bay community and was greatly appreciated. Eternal rest Sandra.

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