Caryl Bestor-Hanson, 67, sister of Spring Valley woman
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:42 AM
Caryl Ann Bestor-Hanson, 67, of Harmony, died surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014, at her home in Harmony.
She was born Feb. 21, 1946, in Granger, 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 Jan. 11, 1974.
She worked as a medical transcriptionist in Spring Valley for eight years, 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 grandchildren's activities were a big part of her life. She also enjoyed country music, having coffee and visiting with family and friends.
She 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 and Tricia (Scott) Heim of St. Charles; seven grandchildren, Courtney, Josh (Kelsey), Luke, Katrina and Madelyn Bergey, Stacia and Ashlyn Heim; eight siblings, Wanda House of Spring Valley, Wayne (Donna) Bestor of Houston, Garth Bestor of Harmony, Verlaine Wilson of Cresco, Georgia Hermanson of Harmony, Dallas (Connie) Bestor of Cresco, Cheryl (Tom) Otteson of Decorah and 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 held on Monday, Jan. 20, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Interment followed at St. Matthews Cemetery in Granger.