- July 12, 1916 - March 25, 2012
- Gregory, South Dakota
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“Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your dear and sweet Mother. She will be dearly missed by so many. You have our deepest prayers and...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: alvin Pesek - Brighton, CO
“Carol so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Will be remembering you and your family in my prayers. Jane Leibel
2 of 13 | Posted by: Jane Leibel - Mobridge, SD
“I would like to give my sympathy to the children and grandchildren of Ella. Also the rest of her family. I remember going to play with Lloyds kids...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Brenda Lindwurm
“Special thoughts and prayers to all of you. I didn't know Ella, but I know her twin, Elsie. Through Elsie, I felt I did know Ella. I heard so many...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Bernice Stahlecker Spitzenberger - TN
“My heart goes out to all of Ella's family at this difficult time. What a wonderful and devoted family Ella enjoyed for many years! She was so...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Postulka - Pierre, SD
“For as long as I knew Grandma Ella, even as blindness and hearing difficulties set in, I recall even now her ever-sharp mind, spirit, kindness and...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jason Ross - Minneapolis, MN
“Dennis, Carol & family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May your memories carry you through these difficult days. God bless. Lois &...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Lois & Bob Jerred - Sioux Falls, SD
“I will miss seeing Ella on our trips to Gregory in the summer. My thoughts and prayers will always be with you all.
8 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Neff - Bellevue, NE
“Carol and family,
May God sustain you with his love and strength as you mourn the loss of your mother. Cherish the wonderful memories.
Deepest...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mitzi Drey - Sioux Falls, SD
“Grandma - I can't believe you are gone. I am going to miss you so much. I feel so blessed to have had her in my life for so long and that she was...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa (Hanson) Ross - MN
“Our thoughts & prayers are with you in your hours of sorrow.Know that God only chooses the best.Thinking of you all.
11 of 13 | Posted by: Myrna & Harold Zimbelman - SD
“Don, Carol, Lloyd, Dennis & families,
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We all know she's in a much nicer place. My prayers are with all...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Harrison - Brandon, SD
“I'm so sorry to hear of Ella's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed my so many. My thoughts are with you, Carol, and all of your...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Gay Lynn Courtney - Hot Springs, SD
In Loving Memory
Ella Rose Lindwurm Hanson
July 12 1916 – March 25, 2012
Ella Rose Lindwurm was born on July 12, 1916, north of Osmond, Nebraska, the second child of William and Rosa Kumm Lindwurm. Ella was baptized on September 17, 1916 and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith. At the age of four years old, her mother passed away. One year later she moved by train with her father, sister Tena, and twin sister Elsie to Carlock, SD. She attended country school for 8 years.
Ella helped her father and mother. She also worked for N.Y.A. and the Cove Café.
On April 5, 1944, Ella married Carl Edwin Hanson at the Lutheran parsonage in Burke. To this union five children were born: Lloyd, Vern, Donald, Carol, and Dennis.
Ella enjoyed being a good wife, mother, and grandmother. She liked cooking, sewing, making quilts, babysitting her grandchildren, and having family and friends over to visit. Ella always enjoyed polka music and really liked going to Carlock and listening to the good music.
In 1970 Ella had an unfortunate accident and lost the sight in her left eye. Later in 2004 she developed macular degeneration in the other eye and became completely blind.
She will be missed dearly by all.
She is survived by four children: Lloyd of Gregory, SD; Don and wife Charolet of Idaho Springs, CO; Carol Anderson of Gregory, SD; and Dennis and wife Brenda of Carlock, SD. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, three sisters: twin Elsie Fode, Alvina Wonnenberg, and Esther Braun; two brothers, William Lindwurm and John Lindwurm.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; an infant son, Vern; her parents, William and Rosa; her step-mother, Lena Kahler Lindwurm; two sisters, Tena Neuharth and Rosie Sengleman; and one brother Phillip Lindwurm.
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Funeral services for Ella Hanson, 95, were held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Burke with Pastor Fred Schurman officiating. A prayer service was held Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the church.
Music was provided by Randy Sachtjen, organist. Congregational songs were "Abide with Me," "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "Precious Lord Take My Hand," and "Rock of Ages."
Grandchildren Linda (Jason) Ross, Tracy (Tracy) Fuerst, and Amy (Chris) Lane were in charge of registration.
Casket Bearers were grandchildren Marty (Kristi) Hanson, Curtis (Rhonda) Johnson, Matthew (Amy) Anderson, Joshua Hanson, Lucas Hanson, and Jared Hanson.
Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Gregory, SD.