THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Shirley A. Hanek
Issue Date: June 3, 2020
Shirley A. (Kobes) Hanek, 88, of Lena, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 after complications from a fall.
Born March 17, 1932 in Oconto Falls, to Tom and Orpha (Coopman) Kobes, she graduated from St. Anthony Elementary School in 1946 and from Oconto Falls High School in 1950. On Nov 14, 1953, she married Ronald Hanek at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls and they were together over 57 years, until his death on Aug 21, 2011. She worked at Community Memorial Hospital from 1948 until 2005, receiving her LPN in 1955. They also farmed in the Town of Little River for 19 years.
Survivors include two sons, James (Lori) Hanek of Elgin, Ill. and Jeffrey (Lynn Shallow) Hanek of Lena; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Gloria Kobes, Milwaukee, Beryl Meyer, Iron River, Mi., Marlene (Arvid) Seefeldt and Lanore (Jerry) Wyent, both of Kelly Lake and Mary Ann Hanek, Idaho Falls, Id. and many other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ron Hanek; a sister, Lynne Rousseau; a brother, Terry Kobes and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Reggie Rousseau, Ione and Arlyn Bitters, Jerry Meyer and John Hanek and two nieces, Traci Kobes and Kelly Rousseau.
Private funeral services will be held. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Lena is assisting the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.rhodescharapata.com In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established in her memory.