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Esther E. Hanlon


Tue, Aug 25th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Esther E. Hanlon, age 84, of Harmony, Minnesota passed away on August 21, 2015 at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Memorial Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minnesota. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 until time of services. Lindstrom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Esther was born in rural Fillmore County, Minnesota on July 8, 1931, the youngest daughter of Guy and Nora (Sanden) Soland. Esther grew up in the area, and graduated from Harmony High School with the class of 1949.

Esther was united in marriage to Thomas M. Hanlon on October 3, 1949. They made their first home in Harmony, Minnesota and then in 1952 moved to Freeport, Illinois where Thomas was a Milwaukee Railroad Depot Agent. In 1956 his work required that they move to Darien, Wisconsin. In 1960, her husband, Thomas was killed in a car accident so she and her children returned to Harmony to make their home.

Esther worked for HECO, Harmony Area Schools and Fillmore County Social Services, retiring in 1995.

Esther was very active and loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed working on her computer and iPad, listening to music, riding her bike, reading a good book, and doing crossword puzzles.

Esther was a member of Greenfield Lutheran Church. She did volunteer work at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center, Fillmore Central Schools and at her church.

Esther is survived by her five children; Susan (William) Leonhart of Guttenberg, Iowa, Thomas A. Hanlon of Wayzata, Minnesota, Gregory (Rhonda) Hanlon of Fort Worth, Texas, Pamela (James) Brink of Harmony, Minnesota, and David (Lauretta) Hanlon of Duluth, Minnesota; eleven grandchildren; Matthew Leonhart, Jennifer Leonhart, Jacob Archbold, Stacey Hanlon, Shane Hanlon, Lisa (Brandon) Bender, Chad Brink, Chris (Jessi) Brink, Andrew Brink, Pentti Hanlon and Ida Jo Pajunen; four great-grandchildren; Hannah, Melanie, and Carter Brink, and Sophia Bender; two sisters, Ilene Anderson and Darleen (LeRoy) Johnson; four sisters-in-law; Pat Soland, Gayle Hanlon, Joyce Hanlon, and Delores Hanlon; and many nieces and nephews.

Esther was proceeded in death by her husband, parents; her sister, Audrey Teslow; three brothers, LuVerne, Gerald and Guy Junior Soland.

Michael J. Schimming

Thu, Aug 20th, 2015
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Michael J. Schimming, 58, of McHenry, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 13th, at Advocate Condell Hospital, Libertyville, Ill. after an accident at home. Mike was the husband of Linda, with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. Mike was born on J ..... 
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Mary (Kingsley) Vitse

Tue, Jul 28th, 2015
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Mary (Kingsley) Vitse, 85, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Harmony, MN, passed away on July 26, 2015, at Cottagewood Senior Communities, where she resided the past two years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. ..... 
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Eldon Sauer

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
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Eldon Sauer, “Uncle Eldie”, age 88, of Harmony and lifetime Fillmore County resident passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wed, July 1, 2015 at Harmony Care Center of natural causes. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the As ..... 
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Rose Ann Barker

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
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Rose Ann Barker formally of Harmony, Minn., passed away March 19, 2015, while in hospice care in Phoenix, Ariz. Rose Ann Donna Mae was born July 28, 1929 to Charlie and Agnes Anderson in Remer Minn. She graduated from Remer HS in 1947. Upon grad ..... 
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Allan Joseph Hill

Mon, May 18th, 2015
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Allan Joseph Hill, age 77, of Harmony, Minn. died unexpectedly Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Harmony. A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 am Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, Minn. Interment followed in State Line Cemetery ..... 
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John W. Darrah

Mon, May 11th, 2015
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John W. Darrah, age 61, of Granger, Minn. died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home in Granger. John was born July 3, 1953 in Cresco, Iowa to Murl and Irene (Munson) Darrah. He graduated from Harmony High School and worked as a farm hand in Fillmo ..... 
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John Dybvik

Mon, May 11th, 2015
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John Dybvik, 68, of rural Harmony, Minn. passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. John (Jackie) Dybvik was born on November 17, 1946, in Cresco, Iowa to Orval and Hazel (Lunningdahl ) Dybvik. John passed away in his home on April 28, 2 ..... 
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Zola Whalen

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
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Zola M. Whalen, age 91 of Harmony, Minn. died Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial took place 11 a.m. Thursday, April 23, at St. Agnes Plymouth Rock Catholic Church, rural Cresco, Iowa. In ..... 
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