Mitsuko Hatanaka


Mitzuko “Mitzi” Hatanaka

4/22/1921 – 11/18/2018

Of Stockton

Mitzuko “Mitzi” Hatanaka passed away peacefully at home on November 18, 2018 in Stockton, California. She was born April 22, 1921 to Genzo and Umeyo Fujimoto on the Mandeville Tract in San Joaquin County. Mitzi grew up in French Camp, and moved to Tracy after returning from an internment camp. She lived in Stockton for the past 30 years. Mitzi was a member of the Buddhist Church of Stockton, and will be remembered as an avid golfer.

Mitzi is survived by her children, Elaine Hatanaka and Bruce Hatanaka, and her sisters, Chiyo Mikawa and Joyce Aya Onizuka, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in passing are her husband, George Hatanaka, her son, Wayne Hatanaka, her parents, and sisters, Irene Nakano and Edna Yabuno. Private services with interment at ParkView Cemetery were held. Please sign the online guestbook at


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at 10:00am at the Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, located off of Highway 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi CA, 95240.

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