Esther Hanson, 90, formerly of St. Anthony Park, died Sept. 15.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rolf, who served St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church as senior pastor for more than 20 years. She is well-remembered for her gracious hospitality.

Esther is survived by her six children, Rolf (Linda); Kristine (Gerald) Larson; Else (James) Carlson; Karen (David) Benton; Peter (Kay) and Grete (Charles) Hanson; 18 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and her sister, Ann (David) Preus.

Her memorial service was held Oct. 23 at Cross Lutheran Church in Maplewood, preceded by a September burial at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove, Minn.

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