May 6, 1924 -- January 11, 2012
Funeral services for Esther E. Hanson, long-time Frost area resident were January 14, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church of rural Frost. Esther died January 11, 2012, at North Mankato.
Esther Hanson was born May 6, 1924, at Rome Township, the daughter of Marvin and Otillie (Hundt) Nimz. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Elmore and graduated from Frost High School in 1942. She worked at the Frost Bank prior to her marriage to Carlyle H. Hanson on August 1, 1943. The couple farmed and raised their five chldren near Frost. In 1960, Esther took part in the Mrs. Minnesota contest finishing as runner-up. In her 40s, she returned to college at Mankato State.
Esther is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Hill of North Mankato, her daughter, Mary (Ron) Hogstad of Frost, her son, Richard (Carol) Hanson of West Concord, her son Robert (Vickie) Hanson of Frost, her daughter, Marsha (Scott) Madigan of North Mankato, 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, her sisters, Gladys Hanson of Lyle, Eleaanora (John) Glory of Tucson, and Norma Patsche of Welcome, and sister-in-law, Julienne Tesarek, of Coffee Creek, MT.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbnd in 2010, an infant sister, Marilyn, brothers-in-law: Carleton Hanson, James Patsche, Merle Shirk, Charles Tesarek and sister-in-law, Geneva Shirk.

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