Estella A. Aronson

Estella Ann Hansen Aronson was born on August 1, 1924 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Emma and Peter Hansen. She attended and graduated from Missouri Valley High School and later took additional business courses at Commercial Extension in Omaha. During the war years, Estella went to Washington DC and worked for the FBI. Returning to Missouri Valley, she then worked at the court house in Logan. Estella was married to George Wentworth Aronson in the Presbyterian Church on September 4, 1946. He had recently returned from the European front and had come home to farm on the family farm in Honey Creek. This union lasted 61 years. Over the years, Estella was active in the Job’s Daughters Bethel, she taught Sunday school and served as superintendent. She was a 4-H leader for several years and served on the Pottawattamie Extension Council. She was a 50 years member of the local PEO chapter and a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Women’s group. Countless hours were spent in the church kitchen preparing meals or in the home preparing items for the craft fairs. One of Estella’s love was working with a needle. Whether with fabric and thread or yarn or canvas. She sewed clothes for family and church for several years and when no longer was necessary, her talents turned to the quilting frame. She was fascinated watching the pieces come together to form what she had envisioned. Estella also dabbled in oil paints for several years. ….Estella is preceded in death by her parents; husband Went her brothers, George and Carl Hansen. And she is survived by her three children, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. ….Oldest daughter Linda is married to Mark Bowers and lives in Honey Creek, Iowa. Their children, Peter (and Hilary) Bowers live near San Diego, CA and have Elijah, Miriam, Hanna, Naomi and Rivka. Krista (and Rod Sharpe) live in Macomb, II. ….The second daughter Ruth is married to John Latto and lives in Missouri Valley. Their children are Brad (and Brooke) in Missouri Valley and they have Even and Titus. Ben (and Dee) and they have Connor. ….The son, Don is married to Angie Sorick and they live on the farm in Honey Creek. Their children are Michael (and Theresa) living in Omaha, NE and Sara (and Andrew Evarts) living at Ft. Riley, KS and they have Chloe and Holly. ….Estella passed from the earth on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Longview Nursing home after not recovering from a fall. . In Loving Memory Of Estella Ann Hansen Aronson Born August 1, 1924 Missouri Valley, Iowa Entered Into Rest March 11, 2014 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 First Presbyterian Church – Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Barbara Todd Organist Carol Brummer Vocalist Tommy Brandon Vocal Selection “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” Congregational Selection “It Is Well With My Soul” Casket Bearers Ben Latto David Aronson Brad Latto Mike Aronson Lee Wisecup Garth Brown Final Resting Place Branson Cemetery – Loveland, Iowa The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church following the committal service.

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