Doris Hansen

Doris Ann Burger Hansen

1924 - 2022

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Obituary of Doris Ann Burger Hansen

Doris Ann Burger Hansen, age 97, a resident of Hilton Head Island, SC, formerly of Manitowoc, WI, passed away January 23, 2022.

Doris was born May 13, 1924 in Manitowoc, WI to the late George M. and Erna J. Burger.  She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1942.  Doris attended Lindenwood College in St. Louis, MO and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

On February 12, 1949 she married Gerald P. “Jerry” Hansen in Manitowoc.  He preceded her in death, October 21, 2005. 

Doris was a long time member of First Lutheran Church, the Junior Service League of Manitowoc and the PEO sisterhood. 

Doris took great pride in her family, home and heritage.  She especially enjoyed exploring the Burger family genealogy, contributing to the Burger Boat exhibit at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, spending time with friends and family in Door County and traveling the world with Jerry.  

Survivors include Doris’s children:  Peter (Diane) M. Hansen, DDS, Francis Creek, WI and Naples, FL, and Debra “Debbie” (Robert “Ty”) H. Cook, Hilton Head Island, SC; grandchildren:  Jonathan (Lauren) P. Hansen, Katherine J. Hansen both of Milwaukee, WI, Michael R. Hansen, Burnsville, MN, Robert Tayloe Cook III and Andrew (Addison) B. Cook, Hilton Head Island, SC; great grandchildren: Harris H. and Alden W. Cook.  Doris is further survived by her sister Marjorie Burger Gunnell, FL. 

The Island Funeral Home of Hilton Head Island and the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory of Manitowoc are assisting the family with arrangements.  A private family service will be held at a later date.  Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting  Memorial donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 521 N. 8th St., Manitowoc, WI, 54220.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Doris
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at The Island Funeral Home & Crematory