Jeffrey Hansen


Jeffrey S. “Jeff” Hansen, age 64, of Plymouth, Wis., passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 4, 2022, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1957, in Port Washington, Wis., a son of the late Thomas and  Marilyn (Morauski) Hansen.

Jeff attended grade schools in Port Washington and Cedarburg, graduating from Cedarburg High School in 1976. He also attended Milwaukee Area Technical College.

On Aug. 16, 1980, he married Kathryn Knapmiller in Cedarburg. The couple has resided in the Plymouth area since their marriage.

Jeff worked at Johnsonville Sausage for 40 years, retiring in April 2021.

He enjoyed everything in life — biking, kayaking, hiking, fishing, gardening and home improvements whenever he got the chance.  

Jeff loved playing horseshoes (and was very good at it), and always spent time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren.

He was always the first one to help others in their time of need in any situation and was an inventor and patent holder of the Yak-Attach.

Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Kathryn, of Plymouth; two sons, Tyler of Madison and Cole (Samantha) of New Holstein; and his three grandchildren,  Adaya, Elayna and Arya.  

Jeff is also survived by two sisters, Gayle Strand of Jackson, Wis., and Faith Stayer of Augusta, Ga.; five brothers, Guy (Jen) Hansen of Cedarburg, Mark (Julie) Hansen of Cedarburg, Todd (Diane) Hansen of Port Washington, Terry Hansen of Cedarburg and Ray Stayer Jr. (Mary Ann) of Reno, Nev.; four sisters-in-law, Mary (Steve) Buelow of Fond du Lac, Carol (Ed) Paegelow of Dotyville, Patty (Randy) Klug of Plymouth and Robin Knapmiller of Birchwood, Wis.; one brother-in-law, Greg Knapmiller of Rice Lake, Wis.; two goddaughters, Angela Knapmiller and Karen Buelow; and his special canine companion Annie.

He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.  

He was preceded in death by his son Samuel, his parents, stepfather Ray Stayer Sr., mother and father-in-law  Henry “Bud” and Ruth Knapmiller, brothers-in-law Steve Strande, David Knapmiller and Bill Buelow and sister-in-law  Susan Stayer.

Memorial services were held on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth.  

Cremation has taken place.

Visitation was held at Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth on Saturday, Jan 8, from 11 a.m. until the services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Jeff’s name.

Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.

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