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Maryanne Gimmestad

April 21, 1929 — December 5, 2017

Maryanne (Hanson) Gimmestad, age 88, of Ortonville died on December 5, 2017, at Fairway View Neighborhoods in Ortonville, MN.

Services for Maryanne Gimmestad will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ortonville Congregational United Church of Christ with Pastor Lynn Thomas officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.  Burial will take place at a later date at Mound Cemetery in Ortonville.

Amy Adelman will be the organist and Lynn Thomas will be the soloist.

Urn bearers will be grandsons: Robert Lopez and Colby Gimmestad.  Honorary bearers will be the Fairway View Neighborhood’s staff and residents.

Maryanne Hanson was born to Henry and Anne Jane (Otley) Hanson on April 21, 1929, in Ortonville, MN.  Maryanne attended Ortonville High School and furthered her education by obtaining a business degree.  After obtaining her business degree, she met and married George Clifford Gimmestad on February 20, 1955, in Ortonville, MN.  They were happily married for 62 blissful years.  They lived in the Ortonville area and were members of the Congregational United Church of Christ.  Maryanne was very active in church organizations including Circle, being a Sunday School Superintendent, and Fellowship Chair Person.  She was also active with Girl Scouts and the local Bridge Club.

Maryanne enjoyed decorating for the holidays and was a wonderful hostess.  She liked to garden and loved to make personalized parade and Halloween costumes for her children; they always won the “best costume” award!  In her younger years, she enjoyed dancing to “The Lady in Red” from her high school follies.

Marianne is survived by her husband of 62 years, George; daughters: Jane (Paul) Hegge of West Fargo, ND; and Kathey (Tim) Soboleski of Excelsior, MN; son, Henry (Sherri) Gimmestad of Big Stone City, SD; grandchildren: Robert G. (Candace) Lopez of St. Adulph, Manitoba; Colby Gimmestad of Witchita, KS; Mikala Gimmestad of Big Stone City, SD; Nicole Soboleski of International Falls, MN, and Alexa Soboleski of Excelsior, MN; and one, great-grandchild, Clememte Lopez of St. Adulph, Manitoba.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Kathryn Ann Hanson.


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