Trinke E. Hansen, 96, of Port Clinton, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in The Meadows at Osborn Park, Sandusky.
Trinke was born Jan. 2, 1918, in Gottrupfeld, Germany, the daughter of Edlef and Anna Maria (Jurgensen) Christensen. On Aug. 6, 1936, in Germany, she married Peter F. Hansen and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1985.
Trinke was a homemaker and a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Port Clinton. In her youth she sang at funerals. She was a very hard worker. Trinke loved gardening, especially growing her own strawberries. She loved to knit afghan’s and made sure that every family member had one. She used the pattern “Grandmas Garden” and it took a year to make them.
Trinke will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.
Survivors include children, Marianne Knepper, Gertrude “Trudy” Houle, Peter (Georgie) Hansen, Helga (Fred) Pluckhorn, Margaret (Robert) Danklefsen and Fred (Karen) Hansen; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Trinke was preceded in death by her husband; daughter and son-in-law, Gretel (Hans) Lilie; and parents.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton, where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Trinke may be given to Stein Hospice or Ida Rupp Public Library.
Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.