Jennie Ann (Sunderland) Hansen, age 86, of Cameron, WI passed away at Monroe Manor in Barron on Saturday, September 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 12, 1933 to Frank and Lillian (Crane) Sunderland at Correctionville, IA. She married Ermin Hansen on November 9, 1950 in a double wedding ceremony with her brother, Richard and Ermin's niece, Veda. She was so proud to say she was the mother of 5 boys and a girl! Jennie had an amazing 40 year career at the Cameron Elementary School. She started as a dishwasher in the kitchen then graduated to cook where she was known for her awesome home-made bread. Her next stop was the main office doing every secretarial duty there ever was and finally landing in the library, making the most beautiful, artistic bulletin boards and of course always taking care of the needs of the children. Jennie was the perfect traveling companion as she didn't care where she was going, as long as she was going somewhere! She especially loved country music and spent many summers at Fan Fest in Nashville with friends Diane, Lois, Ardie, Carolyn and others. Some of her travels took her to Germany, Alaska, Montana (with Bink) and across the border to Canada to fish with the Johnston, Coleman, Hover, Koepp and Demers couples. Jennie went to Lambeau Field to watch her beloved Packers and she could be seen at just about every sporting event Cameron High School had to offer! There was never a more gracious hostess. Jennie loved having visitors, especially her children, grand-children and great-grands. Even if the only thing she had in her cupboard was a jar of peanut butter, she would end up serving a 5 course meal! You will never meet a more loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Jennie is survived by her 6 children, daughter: Chari (Dan) Martin of Spooner and sons: Randy (Peggy) of Clayton, Glenn (Corinne), Rick (Carol), Mitch (Janine) and Chris (Debbie), all of Cameron. 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers: Richard (Veda) Sunderland of Hayward and Harry Sunderland of Barron, as well as many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents: Frank and Lillian Sunderland, husband: Ermin, grandson: Auhston, sisters: Marion, Mila, Betty and Joan and brothers: Austin and Smokey.
Visitation will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m., with the funeral service starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20 at Living Water Church in Cameron with Pastor Ned Lenhart officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Cameron and supper will be served at the church. Arrangements are with Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Cameron and Dallas.