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Caryl Ann Bestor-Hanson


Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Caryl Ann Bestor-Hanson, age 67, of Harmony, Minn., died surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at her home in Harmony.

Caryl Ann was born February 21, 1946 in Granger, Minn., the daughter of Verl and Gertrude (Hovey) Bestor. She married Robert Anderson in 1962. He preceded her in death in 1964. She later married Roger Hanson on January 11, 1974.

Caryl Ann worked as a Medical Transcriptionist; first in Spring Valley, Minn. for eight years, then at the Harmony Community Hospital for 22 years and most recently at Mayo Medical Clinic in Rochester for 13 years. She was a longtime member of Greenfield Lutheran Church and was active in many church activities. Her grandchildrens’ activities were a big part of her life, she also enjoyed country music, having coffee and visiting with family and friends.

Caryl Ann is survived by her husband, Roger Hanson of Harmony; four children: Kevin Anderson of Granger, James (Lesa) Hellem of Harmony, Jodi (Jerry) Bergey of Lansboro, Minn., and Tricia (Scott) Heim of St. Charles; seven grandchildren; eight siblings: Wanda House of Spring Valley, Wayne (Donna) Bestor of Houston, Minn., Garth Bestor of Harmony, Verlaine Wilson of Cresco, Iowa, Georgia Hermanson of Harmony, Dallas (Connie) Bestor of Cresco, Cheryl (Tom) Otteson of Decorah, Iowa, Susan (Gerri) Matson of Jefferson City, Mo., and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Robert Anderson, and one granddaughter, Erica Heim.

Funeral services were Monday, January 20 at 11 a.m. at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Interment followed at St. Matthews Cemetery, Granger.

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