Cover photo for Phyllis Hansel's Obituary
Phyllis Hansel Profile Photo
1933 Phyllis 2016

Phyllis Hansel

April 20, 1933 — December 19, 2016


Phyllis G. Hansel, age 83 of Westfield, formerly of Portage, passed away following a long battle with vascular dementia and sarcoma on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Golden LivingCenter in Wisconsin Dells. She was born on April 20, 1933 in Wautoma to Clarence and Ruth (Schluter) Hoeft. Phyllis graduated as salutatorian from Westfield High School in 1951 and attended University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she graduated with a teaching degree. Phyllis began her teaching career in 1957 and taught until her marriage. She married Elmer Hansel on August 31, 1963 in Westfield. After raising her two daughters, Phyllis returned to teaching in the Portage School District as a Title 1 Reading Specialist and retired in May of 1998. In her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her beloved grandchildren, Taylor and Trey.


Survivors include her two daughters, Kari (Toby) Olstadt, Westfield and Lori (special friend, Todd Grunwald) Hansel, Westfield; two grandchildren, Taylor and Trey Olstadt, Westfield; two brothers in law, Harley (Betty) Hansel, Portage and Alvin Schultz, Portage; many other relatives and friends. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Elmer H. Hansel; sister in law and best friend, Norma Ambrosich and her husbands, Fred Lumblo and Laverne "Bud" Ambrosich; sister in law, Karen Schultz.


A graveside inurnment service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Westfield East Cemetery with Pastor Terry Temanson officiating. A dinner will follow at the Village of Westfield Community Center. A memorial fund will be established to purchase a park bench to be placed at Westfield Area High School.

Please take a moment to view the online guestbook. Send your condolences or share a memory of Phyllis with her family & friends.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Phyllis Hansel, please visit our flower store.

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree