Erin L. Hansen, 38 of Eau Claire passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire after a hard fought 19-year battle with Systemic Lupus. Erin always said, “I might have Lupus, it don’t have me.”
Erin was born on August 16, 1981 to Dennis and Tammy (Hestekin) Hansen in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She graduated from North High School in 1999.
Erin is survived by her parents, Dennis and Tammy Hansen; significant other, Robert Johnson; brother, Matthew (Jessica) Hansen; nephew, Andrew Cataract; grandmother, Janice Tyler; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Erin was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elaine and Francis Hansen,William and Betty Hestekin, and Charles Tyler; Aunt, Fern Hansen; and her beloved, little Chihuahua, Lucy Lu.
“God saw her getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he put His arms around her and whispered, “Come with Me.” With tearful eyes we watched her suffer and saw her fade away. Although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, she’s now at peaceful rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.” -Unknown
The family of Erin would like to thank all the doctors and nurses for all their special care from Marshfield of Eau Claire CCU and Emergency Department, Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire CCU, Regency Hospital in Golden Valley, Minnesota, and Prairie Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Altoona.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jim Ahlquist officiating. Visitation will begin two hours prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery.


  1. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your daughter. To loose a child is a special kind of loss that I can only imagine. My you find peace in your memories.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace Erin, until we meet again.

  3. From the department of Rheumatology of Marshfield Clinic we are thinking of you and our condolences to the family and friends.

  4. I and my family did not have the pleasure of meeting Erin, but we did have the pleasure of getting to know Dennis, Tammy and Rob during our stay with my dad at MCHS. I cannot imagine a nicer family, and Erin was so loved and well cared for by them! We were heartbroken to hear the news of Erin’s passing. Sending you lots of love and prayers! Please accept our sincere condolences.

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