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Obituaries Judith Hanson

Judith Hanson, 85, of Faribault, MN, died Sunday, May 20, 2001 at the District One Hospital in Faribault.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at the Assemblies of God Church in Faribault with the Rev. Tomm Byrtus officiating. Interment was at the Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation was held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault on Tuesday and Wednesday at the church prior to services.

Judith Charlotte Swee, the daughter of Magnus and Ella (Hovde) Swee, was born on Nov. 3, 1915 in Prairie Center Township, Clay County. She attended school there and graduated from University High School in 1934. On May 11, 1935 she married Victor Hanson in Parker. Mr. Hanson preceded her in death on April 18, 1995.

Mrs. Hanson and her husband farmed for many years in South Dakota before moving to Faribault on Nov. 6, 1956. She was active in her church and served as a Sunday school teacher and was also Women's Missionary Circle president. Judith worked at the Faribault Woolen Mill, Hammer Publishing Service and Gopher Shooter Supply Co. She also volunteered as a Pink Lady at District One Hospital for 10 years and volunteered with the American Red Cross.

She is survived by: four children, Kenneth (and Marlene) Hanson of Vermillion, Vivian (and Jerry) Downing of Geneseo, IL, Donna (and Jim) Newport of Faribault, and Mervin (and Carole) Hanson of Faribault; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; four stepgreat-grandchildren; three brothers, Maynard (and Marilyn) Swee of Sioux Falls, Marvin (and Lorraine) Swee of Vermillion, and Verlyn (and Nancy) Swee of Holbrook, AZ; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson, Dennis Hanson, her twin brother, Erling Swee, and by three sisters, Leila Erickson, Berniece Tiltrum and Hazel Olson.

Ethel Strand

Ethel E. Strand, 85, of Sioux City, IA, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in St. Paul, MN.

Services were held March 9 at Lyngblomsten Chapel in St. Paul. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Arrangements were under the direction of Roseville Memorial Chapel in St. Paul.

Mrs. Strand was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Sioux City.

Survivors include: two daughters, Janice and Robert Beranak of Richfield, MN, and Jeanne Ryberg and David Wicklund of Shoreview, MN; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, a son, Wayne, and a great-grandson.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Agnes Lauritzen

Agnes Jensen Lauritzen, 93, Mountain Home, AR, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Baxter Regional Hospital. Burial was conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Taglauer on May 9 at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Lauritzen was born Dec. 1, 1907, in Simested, Denmark, to Jens Christian and Ane Frederikke Jensen. She married Einar Lauritzen on April 15, 1930, in Denmark and moved to Vermillion, where she lived for 52 years. Mrs. Lauritzen moved to Mountain Home in 1982 and resided there until her death. She was a 52-year member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion and a 19-year member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain Home.

Mrs. Lauritzen, a loving mother and grandmother, is survived by: a daughter, Kitty Baker and husband Jay of Mountain Home; a son, Carl E. Lauritzen and wife Patricia of Billings, MT; two granddaughters, Belinda Stephens and husband Doug of Rockwall, TX, and Erika Schaff and husband Perry of Billings, MT; three grandsons, Jay E. Baker II and wife Sharlene of Dallas, TX, William C. Baker and wife Nan of Rowlett, TX, and Carl A. Lauritzen of Red Lodge, MT; seven great-granddaughters; three sisters, Marie Andersen, Olga Jensen and Elizabeth Hansen of Denmark; a brother, Martin Jensen of Denmark; several nieces and nephews and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, six brothers and one granddaughter.

Burial was in Mountain Home Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Christian Broadcasting Station (KCMH). Arrangements were by the Roller Funeral Home.

Dorothy Weaver

Dorothy A. Weaver, 77, died May 17, 2001, at Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, FL.

She was born at Vermillion, on April 3, 1924, the daughter of Robert C. Dunlap and Edna L. Dunlap. Mrs. Weaver had been a resident of the St. Augustine Shores since 1974. She was a member of the Riverview Club.

She is survived by: her husband, Col. Robert K. Weaver, U.S. Army (Ret.); a daughter, Sharon K. Gilmore (son-in-law Edward Gilmore) of Point Pleasant, NJ; and three sons, Robert C. Weaver, James H. Weaver (daughter-in-law Jamie Weaver) of St. Augustine Shores, and Michael K. Weaver (daughter-in-law Nancy Weaver) of Oklawaha, FL.

Donations to the medical charity of your choice are encouraged in lieu of flowers.

Ashes will be taken to Arlington National Cemetery.

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