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Sophie (Blaskowski) Hansen

June 5, 1922 ~ April 27, 2017 (age 94)
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Sophie Hansen (nee Blaskowski), 94, of Ingleside, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 27, 2017, at home surrounded by family.

She was born June 5, 1922, in Hawkins, Wisconsin, to the late Julia (nee Swerczynski) and Frank Blaskowski.

Sophie owned, operated, and was groomer of Kai Hansen’s Boarding Kennels on Brandenburg Road in Ingleside.  After selling the kennel, she worked at Ace Hardware in Fox Lake, Illinois.  At 80 years old, she was crowned Senior Queen of Lake County.

One of the joys of Sophie’s life was dancing.  Many days or nights you would find her with family or friends dancing the polka, waltz, cha cha, or twist!

Sophie is survived by children, Christine (Durwood) Layton, Kai Gary Hansen, Elsa (Robert) Heiderman, and Joyce (the late Leroy) Gowlovech; grandchildren, Woody (Amy), Gary (Kelley) and Russell (Caitlin) Layton, Arek (Heather Jagman) and Karl Dreyer, Kai David (Tara) and Ian (Samantha) Hansen, Ryan and Meghan Heiderman, Corrine Campise, Carrie (Bert) Wagner, and Mark (Chris) Gowlovech; 28 great grandchildren (ranging from three to 30 years old); and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kai Hansen; beloved daughter, Julia Hansen; and siblings, Jacob (Clara), Isadore, and Leo (Gladys) Blaskowski, and Regina (Frank) Plaza.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, April 29, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish, Lake Zurich, Illinois.  The inurnment was private.

Memorial’s in Sophie’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), or the JourneyCare Hospice Foundation (www.JourneyCare.org).

 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
8430 W Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago IL 60631
Tel: 1-800-272-3900
Web: http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp

JourneyCare Foundation
2050 Claire Ct., Glenview IL 60025
Tel: 1-224-770-2489
Web: https://journeycare.org/journeycare-foundation/memorial-giving/



 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
April 29, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish
135 S. Buesching Rd.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Funeral Mass
Saturday
April 29, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish
135 S. Buesching Rd.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Private Inurnment


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