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“I will miss the many conversations that James and I had at ADHC. He was a smart and caring man. I was fortunate to have gotten to know a wonderful...Read More »
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“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim and I spent many fine hours together on the old CNW. He was never hesitant about passing on advice to me. He...Read More »
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“WE are so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Our Mother Millie was so fond of both Jim & Frank and we recall many fun times at Hansberry reunions...Read More »
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James (Jim) Martin Hansberry, age 86, passed away gracefully at home on April 15, 2019. He was born May 9, 1932 in Reedsburg to Gilbert and Lenore (Greenwood) Hansberry. Jim was a graduate of Madison East High School class of 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Jim married Marvel (Mert) Markee on June 18, 1956.
Jim was an Engineer for Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 45 years and active member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He also ran the family's general store in East Bristol with his wife and kids. As a member of St. Joseph's Church, he served on the Church Council, sang in the Church Choir, was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, and rarely missed working in the kitchen during the annual Church Festivals. He enjoyed the many years of bowling, playing cards with neighbors, dancing, traveling, and watching UW basketball.
He is survived by his children, Sandy (Rod) Rindy of New Glarus, Barbara Jean Hansberry of New Glarus, and Steve (Molly) of Sun Prairie; grandchildren Alicia (Mat) Lindeman of Monticello, Cailyn Karasek of Sun Prairie, Morgan Hansberry and Thomas Hansberry both of Sun Prairie; 2 great-grandchildren; and a brother Frank (Gail) Hansberry of Madison
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and son Tom.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1935 County Hwy V in East Bristol, with Father Vincent Brewer presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends are encouraged to join the family for a luncheon and celebration of Jim's life in the church hall following the mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to SSM Health Adult Day Health Center. We would like to thank the loving staff at St. Mary's Adult Day Care Center, and also Dr. Jim Nosal and Dr. Alan Musa.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400
www.newcomerfh.com