THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: March 27, 2014
Mabel (Hansford) Gaecke, 95, of Green Bay, passed away Saturday, March 22 surrounded by her family.
Born May 25, 1918 in Green Bay, the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Hansford, she married James Gaecke on April 19, 1941 in Marinette and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1970. They owned the Boots and Saddles riding stables in Green Bay for many years and later moved to California and owned a statuary business. The couple then had a daughter, Linda and returned to Green Bay in 1968 to be closer to family.
She enjoyed playing music, dancing, supper clubs, meeting friends and going for long drives watching for horses. She always had a smile on her face and brought a smile to everyone.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Gaecke; two sisters, Doris Malfroid and Elizabeth Schroeder and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James; brothers and sisters and a special friend, Norb.
Visitation will be held at Malcore Funeral Home, 1530 W. Mason St., Green Bay on Thursday, March 27 from 4 p.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 7 p.m., with Pastor Steve Fewell officiating.