Elsie Hansen, 101Elsie Hansen moved to Willow Ridge Healthcare in October of 2010 and passed away there on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the age of 101 years.
Elsie Hansen was born at home in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 5, 1911, the daughter of Herman and Lena Erickson. She was baptized in Hudson, Wis., and later confirmed at East Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Amery. They moved to New Richmond, Wis., where Elsie attended first grade. Her family moved to Deer Park, Wis., where she attended school until the fifth grade. They moved to Wagon Landing, and she finished her primary education there. She attended high school in New Richmond, living with family friends during the school week. Her family moved to New Richmond for her final 3 years of high school. On June 28, 1931, she was united in marriage to Merton Johannes Hansen, and they made their home in St. Paul, Minn. In 1938, they moved to Deer Park where they farmed until retiring in 1969. In retirement, they moved to Seattle, Wash. Merton preceded her in death in 1990. Elsie continued living in Seattle until 1999 when she moved back to Amery and lived at Evergreen Village.
Elsie was a great cook, and she loved to entertain family and friends. She enjoyed sewing, sometimes out of necessity and sometimes just for enjoyment. No matter where she lived, her church was always important to her and she took an active part. As the years passed, family was always important, and she was interested in what each family member was doing and relished each new arrival when they were born.
She moved to Willow Ridge Healthcare in October of 2010 and passed away there on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the age of 101 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Merton; brother, Leonard.
Left to celebrate her life are her sons, Merton Hansen, Charles Hansen, and Roger Hansen; daughters, Elaine Solum and Linda Hanna; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the East Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Amery. Burial was at the East Immanuel Cemetery. Pastor Kathy Pennington officiated, and music was provided by Jane Johnson and Arlen Peterson. Elsie's grandchildren served as pallbearers.
You may view a video tribute and sign a guestbook at www.williamsonwhite.com. Arrangements were made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery.
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