Lighthouse Lacers
1984 - 2024


Barbara J. Gordon
1942 - 2020


Barbara J. (Hansen) Gordon, 77, died January 16, 2020.  She was born September 3, 1942, in Kenosha to the late Harry M. and Louise (Bielewicz) Hansen. 

She attended St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School, Lincoln Jr. High School and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1960. 

She worked at Warwick Electronics in Zion, IL; Little Giant Products in Peoria, IL; and St. Mary’s Hospital in Racine, WI.

For many years Barbara belonged to the Lighthouse Lacers, Tollway Tatters and the International Old Lacers, Inc.

She is survived by her brothers, Dennis J. (Mary) Widmar, Thomas H. Hansen; and her sister, Marlene (Howard) Schmaling, all of Kenosha. 

She was preceded in death by her father Harry M. Hansen in 1950; her step-father Carl J. Widmar, Sr. in 1979, her sister Jane (Hansen) Marinelli in 1995, her mother Louise Widmar in 2008, her brothers Donald R. Hansen in 2009 and Carl J. (Harriet) Widmar, Jr. in 2015, and her sister Toni Marie Widmar in 2016.

At Barbara’s request, there will be no services.  Her body was donated to the University of Wisconsin Medical School for research.

Update:  I received Barbara's ashes back from the Body Donor program.  Barbara was finally laid to rest on June 2, 2021 at All Saints Cemetery.




Sylvia Carson sent me this pic of "Lacy Woods" that she made in Barbara Gordon's memory from pattern books she received from Barbara's collection after her death.