Laurene M. “Grandma” Hammons, age 64 of Armstrong Creek and a former resident of Rhinelander, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at Wausau Manor. She was born April 29, 1952 in Rhinelander to Lyle and Lenita (Pond) Litzen.
Laurene was a 1970 graduate of Rhinelander High School. She will be will be remembered by everyone who knew her as Grandma. She was loving, caring and someone that anyone could talk to. Laurene enjoyed berry picking, fishing, spending time with her animals and riding in a semi-truck on beautiful sunny days. But most of all she enjoyed living a simple laid-back life.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Tracy Wolf of Rhinelander, Shannon Wolf of Green Bay, Bruce (Heidi) Hammons of Christopher, Ill., Dwaine Hammons of Mosinee; 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Russell Litzen, Thomas (Mary) Litzen, Bruce Litzen; one sister, Cynthia Olson and sister-in-law, Carol Litzen, all of Rhinelander. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant brothers, Gary and Garth Litzen;, one brother, Conrad Litzen; sisters, Marilyn Frisque and Rita Pollack and by an infant granddaughter.
A Celebration of Laurene’s Life will take place Thursday, Oct. 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home.
Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. Celebrating lives and healing hearts. All are invited to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at www.hildebrandrussfh.com