Pamela Kay Swanke, age 57, of Ripon, WI passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 21, 2019 at her home.

Pam was born in Fayetteville, NC on May 9, 1962, the daughter of James and Geraldine (Rose) Hanback. She graduated from Ripon High School in 1980. Pam was a spunky, tell it like it is kind of person. She enjoyed NASCAR and was not to be disturbed on race day. Pam enjoyed her family, particularly her son along with her nieces and nephews.

Pam is survived by her mother, Geraldine Hanback of Ripon, WI; son, Travis Swanke of Fond du Lac, WI; a granddaughter; two brothers, Rev. Doug (Jana) Hanback and Jeff (Denise) Hanback both of Ripon, WI; and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, James Hanback; a brother, Chad Hanback; and a sister, Kimberly Hanback.

In keeping with Pam's wishes, there will be no public funeral service. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Pam's family would like to thank Deb, her nurse's aide, for her tender, loving care of Pam over the last decade. Memorials in Pam's name may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 1120 James Dr., Hartland, WI, 53029.

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