Josephine R. Hansbery, age 94 years, of Hillsboro, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Pine Valley Healthcare in Richland Center, Wisconsin.
She was born on March 19, 1925 to Martin and Tena (Novy) Rott in Richland County, Wisconsin. She grew to adulthood at Yuba and graduated from the Hillsboro High School. Josephine was united in marriage Wesley W. “Bunk” Hansbery on August 7, 1946 in Hillsboro.
They made their home in Hillsboro and started the family business, Hillsboro Cement Products, which operated for 70 years. Bunk preceded her in death on March 26, 2006.
She loved to read and spend time with her family and enjoyed her grandchildren. She was a member of the First Congregational Church.
Survivors include her children, Arda Kolowrat, Wesley C. (Lois) Hansbery, Mary (Kenneth) Ennis and James R. (Kelly) Hansbery; grandchildren, John, Michael, Timothy, Tammy, Clint, Jill, Kristopher, Joe and Jamie; and several Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Bunk; she was preceded in death by her Parents; son-in-law, Ed Kolowrat and sisters, Dorothy Jacobson and Mary Hansbery.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Hillsboro, with Pastor Aaron Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the Church starting at 10 a.m.
Memorials are preferred to the Hillsboro Ambulance or First Congregational Church.