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ESTHER R. HANSON, 80 ROCKFORD - Esther R. Hanson, 80, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Born May 27, 1933, in Clinton, Wis.; the daughter of Axel and Hulda (Lundgren) Larson. Esther married Ray on Dec. 18, 1954, in Rockford. Esther was a longtime member of Salem Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling, needle point, puzzles and volunteer work. She is survived by her husband, Ray; children, Mike (Collette) Hanson of Puyallup, WA, Sandy (Tim Verwiebe) Betts of Port Charlotte FL, and Steve (Sue) Hanson of Delaware, Ohio; grandchildren, Ben, Becca, Brian, Mary (Dan); and brother, Carl (Mary) Larson. Predeceased by her siblings, Art, Mabel, Clara, Elsie, Vi, Ozzie and Florence. A special thanks to OSF Cancer Center, Dr. Khan, OSF Hospice nurse, Marilyn Holsinger, and special friends, Karen and Steve Green. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Salem Lutheran Church, 1629 S. 6th St., Rockford, with Rev. William T. Dahlberg. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Private entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum. Memorials to Salem Lutheran Church. To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from May 8 to May 9, 2014
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