Elsie C. Hanish, 90, of Phillips, passed away on January 13, 2021, at Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home.
Elsie was born in Milwaukee on December 27, 1930, to Joseph and Matilda (Hejkal) Sloboda. She attended Siefert Elementary School in Milwaukee until 1940, then her family moved to Phillips and attended East Highland School and Phillips High School. Elsie married John Hrabak on April 3, 1948 and they had three children, Irene, John, and Wyatt.
John and Elsie owned and operated Hrabak’s Greenhouse for 4 years until John’s death on June 8, 1971. She then operated the Greenhouse for 13 years longer, along with working at Phillips Plastics, working off and on at Rush’s Delux Bakery, and during the harvest at Cranberry Lake. She later worked for B+K’s Northern Liquidation until they sold out to Moidel’s Northern Merchandise for 5 more years. She married Edward Hanish in October of 1984. She went to work at Copp’s I.G.A. Store unit her retirement in 1999.
She is survived by her son, Wyatt (Donna) Hrabak; daughter-in-law, Jean Hrabak; grandchildren, Melody, Becky, Dane, and Jade; great-grandchild, Katie; and great-great-grandson, Vincent.
She is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; brother, Gerold; children, Irene and John.
Services will be held at a later date. Heindl-Nimsgern Funeral Home is assisting the family.